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Rye Country Day School 


Project Information

Rye Country Day School
Rye, NY
  • ​​Campus Planning

  • Renovation 

  • Transformation

  • New Construction

  • Multiple Projects

Honors and Awards


  • 2019 AIA Westchester/Hudson Valley High Honor Award

  • 2012 American School & University Outstanding Design​

  • 2012 AIA Westchester/Hudson Valley Citation


Rye Country Day is college prep school serving 900 co-eds (grades pre-K to12) founded in 1869. The 26 acre campus is constrained by major highways along its southern and eastern edges, limiting the potential for expansion.  Our campus planning efforts have helped Rye find ways to expand existing buildings or add new space to meet the school's changing needs.  We have worked continuously at Rye Country Day since 2007 and have completed several projects that have transformed the campus and enhanced the academic mission of the school.

Rye Country Day has always been deeply committed to arts education.  Over the past ten years, it has strengthened that commitment through the completion of the following projects:​

Pinkham Hall

Pinkham Hall

Pinkham Hall Renovations and Addition:  A new wing for the Upper School features Memorial Hall, a multipurpose black box-style theatre with terraced seating for 125.  The space has shutters which can be opened for lectures and meetings, or closed for recitals, performances, and films.

Peforming Arts Center (PAC)

Performing Arts Center

Performing Arts Center:  The original 400-seat auditorium was transformed into a 450 seat proscenium-style theatre with improved sightlines, enhanced acoustics, and better lighting.  All of the interior finishes were replaced.  A new two-story entry lobby was constructed on the north side of the building to serve as an art gallery and gathering space.

Cohen Center for the Arts

Cohen Center for the Arts


Cohen Center for the Creative Arts :  A new 23,000-sq-ft. facility was constructed to house Rye's Middle and Upper School visual arts, theatre arts, manual arts, and STEAM programs.  It features an experimental black-box-style theatre with 160 seats.  A glass enclosed lobby serves as the Center's art gallery.

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