Hickok Cole Architects release plans for new facility at NYU College of Arts and Science
NYU-DC is a 75,000 sq ft mixed-use academic facility at 1307 L Street, NW in the downtown core of Washington, DC. The Center’s main purpose will be to provide a semester study experience in Washington, DC for NYU College of Arts and Science majors in Politics, International Relations, Economics and Art History. Washington DC joins the list of cities, including Paris, Florence and Shanghai which will host NYU semester programs. NYU expects that approximately 100 NYU students, as well as a small number of visiting students, will enroll at the NYU Center in DC each semester.
The Center will provide space for student living quarters, student life space, a large lecture hall that can also be used for events, small classrooms and seminar rooms, faculty and administrative offices and additional remote space for visitors from other NYU schools and programs, such as a the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, Brademas Center for the Study of Congress, and for the Brennan Center for Justice.
Hickok Cole Architects’ design team sought to characterize the building as an institutional space thriving with public activity. A balcony will run along the building façade outside the reading room, visually separating the dormitories from the academic areas below. Five floors of dormitories feature four-person suites, provided with shading and privacy through an external screening system. The designers strove to create a design which enabled equitable living spaces despite the challenges of this narrow, 60’ wide site. The building is targeting LEED Gold Certification. Green Elements include a green roof, high performance glass, glass fins, and the exclusion of parking facilities (all pedestrian and mass transit).