Bronx High School of Science

The Stanley Manne ’52 Institute

Project at a Glance

Bronx, NY


Dattner Architects

Project Type

New Construction

  • The facility stands as one of the first fully electrified laboratory buildings in NYC, setting a new standard for high school academic buildings
  • Constructed on the occupied campus at a busy urban intersection
  • Students from neighboring institutions are able to use the college-level lab space for long-term research projects

With a generous gift from alumnus Stanley Manne ‘52, the Bronx High School of Science built an 11,000 sq. ft., 72-seat, two-story, new state-of-the-art research facility with a focus on life sciences. The building provides college level laboratory facilities for advanced students to carry out long-term personal research projects under the direction of a faculty advisor, representing the most transformative improvement in the school’s history. The institute features three multidisciplinary labs and a full complement of auxiliary spaces: a cold room, tissue culture room, microscopy room, sterilization room, animal room and more. The new labs enable students to conduct independent scientific research with cutting-edge equipment and materials in sophisticated, versatile spaces for their research. Students will have the freedom to envision, design, execute, analyze and report on projects. The students can run experiments, continuously allowing them to undertake more complex research questions.