DF Gibson has served as the campus architect for this cultural center on the north shore of Staten Island, Snug Harbor an historic 83-acre campus with 26 buildings (built between 1837 and the early 20th Century) and more than 300,000 sf of space. The firm has provided a broad range of consulting, planning and architectural services since conducting the original Historic Preservation Study and Master Plan in the 1970s.
Snug Harbor Cultural Center is a center for the performing and visual arts, a botanical garden and one of the country’s largest preservation projects. The 26 structures originally built over an 87-year period include representative samples of the Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, Italianate, French Second Empire, Renaissance Revival, New Classic Revival and Beaux Arts styles. Originally built as a retirement home for sailors, the Center (purchased by the City of New York in the 1970s) continues to undergo extensive restoration based upon the Master Plan and Historic Structures Report prepared by DF Gibson.