Yonkers Public Library and BOE Offices

Project Type: Cultural

Location: Yonkers, NY

Services: Architecture, Engineering, Interior Design

Size: 120,000 SF Renovation; 80,000 SF Addition


Highland Associates won a competition by invitation for renovations and an addition for the Yonkers Public Library and Board of Education Offices. The 120,000-square foot four-story abandoned industrial building built in 1923 was renovated. Located by the waterfront and diagonally across from the Yonkers train station, it occupies a prominent location in the civic landscape. The renovation project brought the Public Library and Public School functions together, thereby revitalizing an important part of the city. Besides renovations, an 80,000 square foot addition was added to the entire front face of the building.

This project received the AIA Northeast Pennsylvania Chapter Honor Award, the BOMA International BOMA/West Chester County 2004 Office Building of the Year Award — Government Building Category, the National Brownfield Association Phoenix Award, as well as the International Downtown Association — Economic Development Award.