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CUNY Advanced Science Research Center / Flad Architects + KPF

  • 13:00 - 16 January, 2016
CUNY Advanced Science Research Center / Flad Architects + KPF
CUNY Advanced Science Research Center / Flad Architects + KPF, © Jeremy Bittermann
© Jeremy Bittermann

© Jeremy Bittermann © Jeremy Bittermann © Tim Griffith © Tim Griffith + 34

  • Architects

  • Location

    New York, NY, USA
  • Principal-in-Charge

    Rob Graves AIA
  • Project Manager

    David Halpern AIA
  • Laboratory Planner

    Richard Pass AIA
  • Project Architects

    Bob Fitzgerald AIA, Grace Han AIA
  • Job Captain

    Tom Schwabe
  • Interior Designer

    Jamie Carley
  • Construction Administrator

    Kim Pomerantz
  • Area

    399460.0 m2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

  • Design Architect

  • Managing Principals

    Jill Lerner, FAIA, Michael Greene, AIA
  • Design Principal

    William Pedersen, FAIA
  • Senior Designer

    Hana Kassem, AIA
  • Project Managers

    Phillip White, AIA
  • Job Captain KPF

    John Oliver, AIA
  • Interior designer

    KPF (Public Spaces), Flad Architects (Lab & Office Spaces)
  • Engineers (structural, civil, mechanical, etc )

    Structural: Leslie E. Robertson Associates / Civil: Langan Engineers / Mechanical: Cosentini Associates, Affiliated Engineers, Inc. / Geo-Technical: Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers
  • Lab Programming

    Jacobs Consultancy, Inc.
  • Laboratory Planning

    Flad Architects
  • Landscape

    Weintraub Diaz Landscape Architecture
  • Lighting

    Susan Brady Lighting Design
  • Acoustical/AV/Security/IT

    Shen Milsom & Wilke
  • Atelier Ten

  • Clean Room

    Facility Planning & Resources, INc. (FPR)
  • Shielding

    Field Management Services, Inc. (FMS)
  • Graphics

    Lebowitz Gould Design
  • Vertical Transportation

    Van Deusen & Associates
  • Building Envelope Consultant

    Heitmann & Associates, Inc.
  • Construction Manager

    Skanska USA
  • Total project cost

  • Total construction cost

  • Client

    City University of New York, New York, New York
  • Owner

    Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY)
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© Tim Griffith
© Tim Griffith

From the architect. The keystone of CUNY’S “Decade of the Sciences” initiative, KPF’s new science campus positions the school as a world-class research institution and provides state-of-the-art facilities befitting a truly modern university.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

The Advanced Science and Research Center and the City College Center for Discovery and Innovation offer a positive presence for the Harlem community and serve as a magnet for nationally and internationally recognized researchers. The influx of talent drawn to the new facility will allow CUNY to maintain its status as a premiere public university, and one which has historically sought to give back to city with over three quarters of its students remaining after graduation.

© Jeremy Bittermann
© Jeremy Bittermann

The complex is designed to accommodate a wide range of research initiatives in many varied disciplines, through the use of a modular utility “infrastructure” that can support varied research requirements. Below grade, the buildings share services including a vivarium, a receiving area, building support activities, and core facilities such as Imaging Modalities, behavioral studies and cryo-physics.


The ASRC building, housing science facilities, is arranged thematically on a floor-by-floor basis focusing on five areas of research: Photonics; Structural Biology; Biosensing/Remote Sensing; Nanotechnology; and Neuroscience. It acts as a CUNY-wide facility providing hoteling for outside research activities.

© Jeremy Bittermann
© Jeremy Bittermann

In contrast, the City College Center for Discovery and Innovation houses multiple disciplines on each floor, allowing for work on joint topics and projects. Both buildings promote active collaboration for researchers, faculty and students.

© Tim Griffith
© Tim Griffith
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