This fall, The Bridge Golf Learning Center will expand into a new space designed for and dedicated to experiential, project-based learning.
Located at 31 West 116th Street, right around the block from our current space, this new 3,100-square-foot addition will include a Maker Zone complete with 3D printers and tools; a Digital Lab with laptops and tablets; a Recording Studio with top-of-the-line video and audio equipment; a Community Cafe and Living Room that will serve as a gathering place for Harlem residents; and a Staff Project Room for employees to work and meet with students and co-workers.
This expansion will bring our STEM resources in line with our already extensive golf resources and will help us foster the learning outcomes critical to our Foundation’s mission. In addition to serving as the home of our after school program, the new space will offer a combination of classes, professional programs and community programs to the public, from coding workshops to 3D design and printing to new media and journalism. This will also be a perfect setting for our Foundation’s other core focus areas, including character education, service learning, mentoring and tutoring, and college and career readiness.
This new space will be the only one of its kind in New York City, and we expect it to serve as a nationwide model for community-based STEM programming. Margaret Sullivan Studio, a national leader in designing modern learning spaces, is working on the interior space while Allison Milgrom, a leader in STEM-based education, is working on developing the programming and curriculum. Gordon Kipping of GTects, the architect of The Bridge Golf Learning Center, is also collaborating on the project as the architect of record.
In the coming months, we will be sharing our progress via our newsletter, social media and website. We are excited to chronicle this mission-driven expansion and confident that it will ensure the next phase of The Bridge Golf Foundation’s success.