New York University, Department of Journalism

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New York University, Department of Journalism

The unique high-ceilinged spaces of the top floors of an historic building on New York University’s campus are transformed to advantage in this restoration and adaptive re-use.

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We took cues from NYU’s School of Communication, placing emphasis on the tasks supported by the building. We focused on cross-fertilization within the space, creating an facility that provides a sense of openness amid NYU’s dense urban campus.

Kevin McClurkan, Management Partner
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The full restoration of the historic arched windows and creation of student lounges and work areas in the space are central elements of the transformation. 

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Oversized glass windows link the television studio with the lounge and other areas of the Department, while the view through the restored windows to the surrounding neighborhood reinforces the broadcast experience by providing a visual connection with New York City’s East Village. 

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Throughout the facility, metal mesh curtains define individual work areas while providing visual transparency to promote social and academic interchange. 

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State-of-the-art technology is integrated throughout, including an on-air radio newsroom, fully-equipped newsroom classrooms, student editing and project bays, and a broadcast TV studio. 

The TV studio is a highly flexible space, and can be adjusted to accommodate lectures, symposiums and meetings. 

Details

Year
2007
Location
New York, NY
Size
33,390 GSF
Program
Broadcast TV Studio, On-Air Radio Newsroom, Classroom, Project Bay, Faculty Offices, Library, Administrative Space

Team

Management Partners
Joseph Fleischer, Kevin McClurkan
Project Designer
Robert Young
Project Manager
Molly McGowan
Project Architect
Alan Slusarenko
Interiors
Charmian Place
Design Team
John Alber, Charles Brainerd, Lori Pavese Mazor

Consultants

Structural
Silman
MEP
WSP Flack + Kurtz, Inc.
Lighting
Brandston Partnership, Inc.
Graphics
Poulin + Morris, Inc.
Acoustics/AV
Cerami & Associates, Inc.
Broadcast Lighting
Barbizon
Broadcast Communications Integrator
The Systems Group
Broadcast Studio Architect
Janson Design Group
Specifications
Construction Specifications, Inc.
Construction Manager
Henegan Construction Co., Inc.
Photography
Jeff Goldberg/Esto