New York, NY (PRWEB) June 23, 2015
The New York office of top international design and architecture firm Perkins Eastman congratulates New York City College of Technology and The City University of New York on the June 22 topping out of its new academic building for allied health. Designed by Perkins Eastman, the approximately 360,000 sf, eight-story academic complex is being constructed on the site of the former Klitgord Building at the corner of Jay and Tillary streets in Downtown Brooklyn. The building is expected to be completed in 2017.
Bradford Perkins FAIA, Chairman of Perkins Eastman, says, "We have been very proud of the many projects we have completed that have contributed to the rebirth of downtown Brooklyn, but none has given us more professional pleasure than this major addition to the CUNY system.”
Located directly across from the school’s main campus at 300 Jay Street in downtown Brooklyn, the new academic building will significantly alter the face of City Tech—the largest public college of technology in New York State—creating a new campus gateway along Jay Street and enhancing the surrounding urban context. In its striking design—a cantilevered rectilinear academic volume suspended over the sculptural theater, gymnasium, and main lobby—the new academic building creates a new identity for the college. Featuring a high-performance glazing system and natural daylighting throughout to help reduce energy consumption, the project was designed to achieve LEED-Silver certification.
In addition to classrooms, the building will predominantly house laboratories, faculty offices, clinic, and support spaces to enhance the College’s health and science curriculum in radiology, dental hygiene (the oldest and largest in the New York metropolitan area), nursing, biological sciences, bio-research, chemistry, restorative dentistry, and vision care. Student life/recreation areas, a 1,000-seat auditorium, a 800-seat spectator gymnasium, and a Community Service Center will further enhance City Tech’s institutional strengths and community significance.
About Perkins Eastman
Perkins Eastman is among the top design and architecture firms in the world. With almost 900 employees in 14 locations around the globe, Perkins Eastman practices at every scale of the built environment. From niche buildings to complex projects that enrich whole communities, the firm’s portfolio reflects a dedication to progressive and inventive design that enhances the quality of the human experience. With work in 46 states and more than 40 countries, the firm’s portfolio includes high-end residential, commercial, hotels, retail, office buildings, corporate interiors, schools, hospitals, museums, senior living, and public sector facilities. Perkins Eastman provides award-winning design through its offices in North America (New York, NY; Boston, MA; Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL; Los Angeles, CA; Pittsburgh, PA; San Francisco, CA; Stamford, CT; Toronto, Canada; and Washington, DC); South America (Guayaquil, Ecuador); North Africa and Middle East (Dubai, UAE); and Asia (Mumbai, India, and Shanghai, China).
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