Academic journal article Planning for Higher Education

School of Science, Health and Technology Building

Academic journal article Planning for Higher Education

School of Science, Health and Technology Building

Article excerpt

City University of New York, Medgar Evers College with Ennead Architects; also Leslie e. Robertson Associates; Lakhani & Jordan Engineers; Harvey Marshall Berling Associates; Wolf and Company; R.A.Heintges; Construction Specifications, Inc.; Poulin + Morris; Thomas Balsley Associates; Brandston Partnership, Inc.; Leonard Strandberg & Associates; Jacobs Consultancy; Pillori Associates, P.A.; Romano Gatland; Iros Elevator Design Services, Inc.

Jury Comments

The jury said, "... this does a beautiful job on the corner ... it is beckoning and uplifting to the community ... compelling interior space that contributes to engagement of the university with the community ... commend the institution for paying attention to the neighborhood ... went beyond just building a box ..."

Project Highlights

* The five-story facility contains 13 teaching labs, 35 research labs, 14 classrooms, five computer labs, a 246-seat dining hall, faculty dining room and kitchen.

* The new facility triples the amount of space previously afforded to the School of Science, Health and Technology while also housing 30% of the college's classrooms and 70% of its laboratories.

* The corridor and lobby, which provide views out to the community and allow the community to witness the activity within, are light-filled environments conducive to student and faculty interaction. …

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