Previewing The New School’s University Center

The New School in New York City will soon have a new facility that will bring together a number of the school’s academic programs. University Center, located on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 14th Street, will open in January. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill’s Roger Duffy, FAIA, the building is a 16-story, 375,000-square-foot academic and student space that will house design studios, laboratories, classrooms, and an 800-seat auditorium. The top nine floors are student dorms.

In late October, I was able to take a hard hat tour of the building under construction, which is slated for LEED Gold. The building reconfigures the traditional campus into a vertical building.  Here are a few images from the hard hat tour.

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A model of the University Center, being built in Manhattan at the corner of 14th Street at 5th Avenue.

 

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The New School University Center as seen on the corner of 13th Street at 5th Avenue, looking east.

 

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Inside the auditorium within the New School University Center.

 

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Staircases will animate interior spaces of The University Center.

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