Our Vision

It's time to reimagine what school looks like with equity at the heart.

The next generation will be tackling climate change, food injustice, and systemic racism. Sitting in the classroom won’t be enough to prepare tomorrow’s leaders.  That’s why we’re developing a state-of-the-art K-12 campus on Floyd Bennett Field. It will be the first school in our city intentionally designed to advance sustainability and racial equity.

Launch Floyd Bennett Field will be a hub for all New Yorkers to develop community driven solutions to the problems of the future.

 


 

A unique and innovative institution

 

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In collaboration with the National Park Service and our other lead partners, we plan to transform Floyd Bennett Field’s historic grounds and airplane hangers into world-class learning environments for 1,200 Central Brooklyn students.  Our visionary students - who have been systematically excluded from the opportunities that lead to green jobs and most affected by environmental racism in our city - will engage with the complex challenges facing their communities and planet. 

 


 

World Class Design Team

Launch has partnered with a design team uniquely suited to meet the challenges of climate change and social justice central to Launch’s mission. ARO, Colloqate and SCAPE will combine their respective expertise and work hand in hand with the Launch community throughout the process to create a new home for students, families and partners at the extraordinary site at Floyd Bennett Field.

Architecture Research Office | ARO is a New York City practice dedicated to architecture that unites beauty and form with strategy and intelligence. The firm’s diverse body of work is united by a principled and engaged approach to design, collaborative process and technical precision.

Colloqate | Colloqate Design is a multidisciplinary Architecture + Design Justice practice focused on expanding community access to, and building power through the design of social, civic, and cultural spaces. Our mission is to intentionally organize, advocate, and design spaces of racial, social and cultural equity.

SCAPE | SCAPE is a design-driven landscape architecture and urban design studio based in New York and New Orleans. The studio believes that landscape architecture can enable positive change in communities through the creation of regenerative living infrastructure and public landscapes.