Credit: Chuck Choi

Manhattan School of Music, Andersen Residence Hall and Performance Spaces

BBB’s design for a new, multi-use residence hall creates a vertical campus for an internationally renowned music conservatory in upper Manhattan.

Located in Morningside Heights, amidst a collection of notable universities and religious institutions, Andersen Hall is a fully-realized campus for the prestigious Manhattan School of Music. The 19-story, mixed-use facility consolidates the different programs of the school — previously scattered in buildings throughout the neighborhood and beyond — into one vertical campus. The tower consists of 12 floors of student residences with a total of 517 beds, as well as the President’s penthouse apartment and entertainment space, a library, and 58 practice rooms. The project also includes a parking garage, a public lobby and box office, and two donor-funded performance spaces: an intimate 150-seat recital hall with raked seating and a larger, flat-floor space that seats 200 and accommodates a wide range of performances. BBB’s work at MSM includes both master planning and architectural realization in order to ensure that the design will accommodate future academic and residential needs.

 

Client

Manhattan School of Music

Location

New York, NY

Size

242,000 SF (Andersen Hall); 9,500 SF (Performance Spaces)

Completed

2001 (Andersen Hall); 2007 (Performance Spaces)

Construction Cost

$51 million (Andersen Hall); $4 million (Performance Spaces)

People

AIA
Partner, Director of Construction Administration
FAIA, LEED AP
Partner, Director of Historic Preservation
AIA, LEED AP
Associate Partner
AIA, LEED AP
Associate Partner