By Lisa Kopochinski

NEW YORK—Construction is set to begin in August on a major renovation project for the Harlem School of the Arts (HSA) at the Herb Alpert Center in New York.

The $9.5 million project—to be funded by the Herb Alpert Foundation—is the facility’s most ambitious undertaking since the building was constructed 55 years ago and will significantly transform the 37,000-square-foot facility.

An impressive team has been brought in to help the HSA expand its arts education program and optimize space for a broader range of events. Currently, there are three dance studios, several music practice rooms, dedicated visual art studios, a media lab and a black box theater.

Celia Imrey of Imrey Studio in New York City is the architect on this project—known as the Renaissance Project—and has been leading the effort since 2017.

The architect of record is Eric Daniels, who brings more than 30 years of experience in architecture and interior design, with a focus on high-end residential and commercial projects. Architect and acoustician John Storyk, who is a founding partner and director of design at Walters Storyk Design Group (WSDG), will provide architectural and acoustical consultation and planning on the project.Seamus Henchy and Associates is providing overall project management services. The firm has been providing their services to many of New York City’s pre-eminent arts and educational organizations for the past 35 years.

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