Graduate School & University Center*

New York, NY

City University of New York
Renovation and adaptive re-use of the landmarked B. Altman department store into a complex multi-use facility. Program elements include a three floor research library, 400 seat auditorium, 200 seat recital hall, black box theater, television studio complex, art galleries and exhibition halls, dining rooms, meeting rooms, offices, and instructional spaces for 72 separate academic/institutional entities, including music and fine arts departments. Fast track design and construction. Complex multiple agency (DASNY, CUNY) project with Wicks Law public bids and over 30 bid packages in two major phases. Construction occurred around occupied spaces.

*Jacob Alspector served as Senior Associate in charge while at Gwathmey Siegel & Associates.