The first phase of the expansion of NYU into Brooklyn was a 10,000sf design transformation to create a clear sense of identity for the new campus. The common spaces were renovated to create a focal point for information exchange.
An interactive media wall gives up-to-date campus information. The renovated hallway features a textured lime green glass wall. On the other glazed walls and doors replace heavy masonry walls, allowing daylight into the space and visually connecting to the courtyard beyond. A revitalized eatery serves as a hub of activity and provides enjoyable places to eat and meet. Bright yellow columns create vibrant counterpoints to the varied blue tone furniture.
The lounge and multi-media room of the dormitory building is revamped with vibrant furnishings. To maximize flexibility the tables, display boards, and chairs are on wheels. Large whiteboard panels slide aside to reveal a computer screen when needed.
Green measures are implemented throughout, daylight sensors with energy efficient lights, as well as water conserving plumbing, helping NYU reach its low carbon footprint. Robert was the leading architect on the project while working at Grimshaw. He was instrumental in the design presentations to the community and throughout the implementation of the various stages.