Public Art for Public Schools

Public Art for Public Schools (PAPS), a unit within the New York City School Construction Authority, was established in 1989 to oversee the Department of Education’s collection of permanent artwork in the city’s schools. The program’s mission is to commission new projects for new schools, and to maintain and preserve artwork in existing schools. The ultimate goal is for every school in the city to possess at least one professional artwork, thereby visually, artistically, and educationally enhancing school learning environments.

PKSB Architects worked with the artists on the following schools below:

The Clinton School for Writers and Artists, Manhattan
Artist: Kanisha Raja
Information Recognition Circuit (Axaxaxa milö)

Maspeth High School, Queens
Artist: Jane Benson
Mirror Globe

(Van Nest Academy), The Lt. Curtis Meyran and John Bellew Educational Complex, Bronx
Artist: Sarah Oppenheimer

(Pioneer Academy), PS 307, Queens
Artist: Ross Lewis
Urban Intersections