Credit: Fred Charles

NYU Tisch School of the Arts, “Broadway Block”

BBB’s planning and design for NYU’s “Broadway Block” creates an overall identity for the Tisch School of the Arts while still maintaining the unique character and requirements of each department.

BBB’s master plan for the “Broadway Block” connects four 12-story, historic buildings, regularizes circulation, organizes faculty offices, and creates common gathering spaces for The Tisch School of the Arts. Underutilized basement space was transformed into screening rooms, and a new 2-level lobby on Broadway unifies the front entrance to the building. The interior design emphasizes a contrast between elegant and rough finishes — such as maple millwork and exposed concrete floors — resulting in a learning and working environment that is both aesthetically appealing and achieved on a relatively constrained budget. In addition, BBB repaired and restored the ground floor storefronts and coordinated base building infrastructure upgrades. With the School and the construction team, BBB developed construction phasing and sequencing to ensure the continued operation of building occupants during construction.

 

Client

New York University

Location

New York, NY

Size

175,000 SF

Completed

2009

People

FAIA, AICP
Managing Partner
AIA, LEED AP
Associate Partner
AIA, LEED AP
Partner
AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Associate Partner