Tippetts Weaver Architects
Keystone Kidspace, a nonprofit organization, is set to transform the York Armory into an educational experience that will feature flexible space which will offer STEAM activities and free play incorporating art, music and movement for kids six and up. Creative classes and workshops will also be offered.
The renovated two-story space will include a multi-purpose room created to accommodate flexible infrastructure and moveable furniture. The project will feature a lobby with a long display wall, classrooms, offices, a café, a kitchen and multiple activity spaces.
Exhibit spaces can be rearranged based on the specific event and a “community-built area” will give kids the opportunity to contribute and collaborate on large scale art projects.
Key Challenges & Project Details
- 20,000 SF institutional building.
- The building, originally built in 1913, needs all infrastructure replaced, from the steam heating system to a new roof.
- Keystone Kidspace sits across the street from York Academy’s Upper School, which was constructed by Wagman in 2018, and serves as an addition to the revitalized northern gateway into York city.