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.


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



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



Inside the auditorium within the New School University Center.



Staircases will animate interior spaces of The University Center.

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