The Shield Institute
Address: 144-61 Roosevelt Avenue
Architect: S. J. Kessler and Sons
Current Status: Extant
Award: Bronze Plaque for Schools and Colleges
Typology: Social Services Facility
This nonprofit complex shows the increasing stripped down design of the late 1960s and early 1970s with very little decoration to speak of. The building is two stories and clad in pale brick and granite. There was a simple grillwork of cast stone screening a balcony to the right of the entrance that has been removed, making the structure even more spare.