First Friday: Dattner Architects

The sustainability focused firm opens its doors to League members.

March 1, 2024
6:00 p.m.

Dattner | Stanley Manne Research Institute at Bronx High School of Science, Bronx, NY, 2022. Image credit: Chris Cooper/Arch Explorer

The League’s First Friday events are informal social gatherings that allow members to visit the offices of leading design practices and see work on the boards.

Dattner Architects is a New York City-based design firm focused on civic architecture. Founded in 1968, the firm’s projects in the New York region include the design of schools, housing, transit stations, parks, recreational facilities, libraries, and essential infrastructure. Working in diverse contexts from the beaches of Coney Island to neighborhoods in the South Bronx, Dattner is recognized for projects oriented toward livable density and environmental equity. The firm’s staff of 100 people is led by ten partners and based in Midtown Manhattan. 

Completed projects include:

425 Grand Concourse Creating 277 units of affordable housing, this mixed-use and mixed-income development is Passive House certified and contains a medical facility, supermarket, and community spaces.

Stanley Manne Research Institute at Bronx High School of Science This research building for a New York City public high school is designed for a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

GSA Conrad B. Duberstein U.S. Bankruptcy Courthouse This renovation updates a nineteenth-century building to create new offices for government agencies such as the US Bankruptcy Court and postal services.

Current and upcoming projects include:

ALAFIA A part of New York State’s Vital Brooklyn initiative, this master plan outlines a phased redevelopment of a 25-acre decommissioned public site to include affordable housing, health and wellness programs, and recreation areas.

P.S. 163 Arthur A. Schomburg Elementary School  This four-story school will replace a building from the 1970s with an energy-efficient educational facility that creates visual open space for the neighborhood.

Hoboken Maritime Park Located along the New Jersey Hudson River Walkway, this concept design imagines a contiguous waterfront park on the former Union Dry Dock industrial site.