New York, NY
Architecture and Interior Design
This 1939 apartment building on Manhattan’s Upper West Side was converted to a dormitory for 300 female graduate students of Touro College. The design plan of this adaptive reuse project included a range of dormitory suites and student apartments to create numerous housing options. To foster a sense of community within this off-campus housing complex, amenities were added including student lounge space, communal dining facilities, prayer space, a fitness center, bicycle storage, and a laundry room. The building lobby, corridors, and elevator cabs were redesigned, and student rooms were built with a component system that allowed each student to have privacy, a flexible study area, and the ability to modify their space.
All building systems were upgraded to institutional standards. The project required working around a large number of hold-out tenants while phasing construction so that housing for 50 students would be completed within four months of the start date.
Other projects completed for Touro College include the Executive and Administrative Offices at the main campus and a new entry façade at the Anna Ruth & Mark Hasten School.