Gruzen Samton • IBI Group was the architect for both PS 262 Q, and PS 245Q, two 46,000 square foot 441 student Early Childhood Centers that are located in Queens. Our client, the New York City School Construction Authority, developed the facilities for the NYC Department of Education. The Design was developed as a stand-alone prototype building for ready adaptation to typical corner-lot sites throughout New York City. Gruzen Samton developed variations to the basic prototype to readily accommodate different sub-surface conditions. The overall composition is developed like a series of interlocking children`s building blocks to express different spaces within the program.