CUNY Advanced Science Research Center / KPF + Flad Architects

CUNY Advanced Science Research Center / KPF + Flad Architects

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New York, United States
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Flad Architects, KPF
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    399460.0 m2
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Bendheim, Construction Specialties
  • 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
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    • 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

    Text description provided by the architects. 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.

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    © 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.

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    © 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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    Address: New York, NY, USA

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    Cite: "CUNY Advanced Science Research Center / KPF + Flad Architects" 16 Jan 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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