NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCPS ACADEMIC CENTER
New York, NY
The new 125,000 square foot Academic Center, a renovated building in Greenwich Village for New York University’s School for Continuing Professional Studies (SCPS) consolidates various degree programs, previously scattered throughout the city.
The building’s new clear glass curtain wall facade offered the opportunity for the school to connect with the street and the community. Wallwashing the Venetian plaster yellow core wall, at each floor, creates a welcoming visibility deep into the building and low brightness fixtures used at the perimeter tempers the building glow. The result is a facility that is active but respectful of its residential surroundings.