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. 


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


Ennead Design Team
Joseph Fleischer, Kevin McClurkan, Robert Young, Molly McGowan, Alan Slusarenko, Charmian Place, John Alber, Charles Brainerd, Lori Pavese Mazor
Jeff Goldberg/Esto