CUNY Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture
When the School of Architecture, Urban Design, and Landscape Architecture at the City College of New York had outgrown its home in Shepard Hall and other spaces throughout the campus, LiRo provided construction management services to create a new and centralized space to house this new School of Architecture designed by Rafael Viñoly. The newly designed building, a gut-renovation of the existing Y structure, creates a 130,000 gsf structure with 80,000 sf net space that provides new studios, classrooms, and offices. A rooftop amphitheater, auditorium, model shop, library and atrium exhibition area are also part of the building's new programming.
The new design of the building required significant structural modifications to support the exterior cladding and the significant stresses of new mezzanine levels, and the featured bridges and stairs spanning across the atrium. Swing spaces and permanent relocations of existing administrative functions to more suitable and centralized spaces were also provided.