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Former I.M. Pei–designed IBM Campus in Westchester Could Become Boarding School

June 25, 2019

In 2016, IBM sold its corporate campus in Somers, NY for almost $32 million to Sebastian Capital, a real estate firm based in Manhattan. This month, Evergreen Ridge, LLC, informally proposed transforming the 750-acre property into a private day and boarding STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) high school. The campus, designed by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners (1984–1989), consists of five pyramidal, zigzagging buildings that would be repurposed to accommodate 1,800 students at its full capacity. Operations would begin in 2021 with a summer program and expand over time, reaching capacity after three years. The developers proposed to use the space to create sporting fields, a field house, and a building dedicated to the arts.

“Former I.M. Pei–designed IBM campus in Westchester could become boarding school,” The Architect’s Newspaper, June 10, 2019.

IBM Somers Office Complex designed by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners (1984–1989), Somers, New York (Michael Coleman/Flickr)
Aerial view of the IBM Somers Office Complex, Somers, New York (Google Earth).