Ethical Culture Fieldston School

Ethical Culture Fieldston School


The Ethical Culture Fieldston School chose Cooper Robertson to program, plan, and design new academic and athletic buildings and to re-purpose existing spaces on their historic Riverdale campus. After comprehensive examination and analysis of the campus, we proposed a master plan that sites three new buildings and new outdoor spaces.

A new middle school building accommodates 6th through 8th grades in a facility that supports the academic, social, and emotional transition of students from childhood to adolescence. We designed a new building as a literal and figurative bridge between the upper and lower schools.

In response to growing demand for athletic space, we created a new field house with gymnasium and fitness facilities and a new competition aquatic center. The new athletic buildings frame the view from the historic heart of the campus to create a contemporary backdrop to the athletic fields.



Ethical Culture Fieldston School

Bronx, New York
Site Area
120,000 square feet
Completion Date
Construction Cost
$70 million
  • 2009 Learning by Design – Citation of Excellence
  • Quennell Rothschild Associates Landscape

  • ADS Engineers MEP

  • Severud Associates Structural

  • Langan Engineering & Environmental Services Site / Civil / Geotech

  • Cerami & Associates Acoustics / AV

  • Kugler Ning Lighting Design Lighting

  • Ducibell Venter & Santore Security

  • Romano Gatland Food Service

  • Milrose Consultants Code / Expediting

  • Munoz Engineering Survey

  • Robert Benson Photographer

  • Tischman Construction Manager