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Convent of the Sacred Heart Library: Restoring Historic Charm



The Convent of the Sacred Heart Library in New York City has undergone a stunning refurbishment by 1100 Architect, blending modern design elements with the historic character of the early 20th-century landmarked building.
This library, part of an all-girls K-12 school on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, now features a welcoming environment with the strategic use of color, texture, and pattern. Modular furniture allows for versatile group and individual study settings, while naturally lit nooks provide spaces for focused learning. The project is part of an ongoing collaboration between 1100 Architect and Convent of the Sacred Heart, which also includes the recent design of a new Future Lab and Makerspace.

About Convent of the Sacred Heart Library Nestled in the heart of New York City’s Upper East Side, the Convent of the Sacred Heart Library stands as a testament to the harmonious marriage of historic grandeur and contemporary design. Meticulously refurbished by the esteemed 1100 Architect, this project breathes new life into an early 20th-century landmarked building, creating a welcoming and functional space for the all-girls K-12 school.
Preserving the Past, Embracing the Future
Stepping through the ornate arched entryway, one is immediately struck by the library’s striking juxtaposition of old and new. The majestic, wood-paneled walls and intricate architectural details have been carefully preserved, paying homage to the building’s histor...
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