Convent of the Sacred Heart School


Convent of the Sacred Heart School New York, NY

Architect – Murphy Burnham & Buttrick

This K-12 private school, housed in a landmark mansion on upper Fifth Avenue, embarked upon an ambitious expansion with a new five-story stair tower, classrooms, art studios, library, offices and the renovation of the dining room, auditorium and corridors.

The lighting design unifies the extensive range of spaces by providing a linked vocabulary of fixtures that improve the overall quality of the building’s illumination. Lighting was carefully integrated into the stair tower to provide an easily maintained, glare free system that would enhance its lantern effect after dark.