Morris Adjmi Architects

Scholastic Building

120,000 square feet
10 stories
New York, New York
2001

The world headquarters of the educational publisher Scholastic Inc. provides new office and retail space in a ten-story building on the edge of SoHo. Designed in collaboration with Aldo Rossi, and posthumously completed, the building honors the architectural traditions of its landmarked SoHo neighborhood in a contemporary architectural vocabulary.

The Scholastic Building's Broadway façade features steel, terra-cotta, and stone. The design takes its inspiration from the classical organization of the elegant 19th-century façades that line the street.

Equal in scale and dimension, the building’s opposite façade on Mercer Street expresses a utilitarian and industrial character more suitable for its context.

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