The IBM Somers Office Complex, designed by Pei Cobb Freed and Partners in the ’80s, could be getting adapted into a private school.
By Audrey Wachs
The suburban corporate campus Pei Cobb Freed & Partners designed for computing giant IBM could become a private school focused on science, math, and the arts. The town of Somers, a small municipality in northern Westchester County, recently heard a proposal from a developer who wants to convert about half of the 750-acre campus and all its five buildings into a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) high school for day and boarding students.
For-profit developers Evergreen Ridge told the town board that the campus’s 1.2 million square feet would be converted into the school in three phases. Ultimately, the school plans to accommodate around 1,530 boarding and 270 day pupils, for a total of 1,800, lohud.com reported. Operations would kick off in 2021 with a summer program and the campus would reach full capacity three years later.
Sports fields, a field house, and an arts building would be erected during the second phase of construction.
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