Jaros, Baum & Bolles (JB&B) has completed its work at Cornell Tech’s new campus on Roosevelt Island.
JB&B partner Scott Frank supervised engineering on the innovative project’s master plan and The Bridge building on campus with associate Maxwell Hatfield-Biondo.
The advanced technology needed for the campus, which opened this month, called for design delivered with foresight and flexibility to accommodate the highly variable needs of the Cornell Tech community, including faculty, students, staff, companies, startups and visitors.
Cornell Tech brings together faculty, business leaders, tech entrepreneurs and students in a catalytic environment to produce visionary results grounded in significant needs that will reinvent the way we live in the digital age.
Three buildings opened as part of the first phase of the campus, including The Emma and Georgina Bloomberg Center, the first academic building on campus, The House, a residential building that is the world’s largest Passive House, and The Bridge.
“The magic we brought to this project involved highly integrated solutions for a distinctive piece of contextual architecture, with ultimate flexibility in distributing infrastructure services to the various tenants over time, all cost-effectively,” Frank said.
“This was not a typical project, and it’s incredibly rewarding to have delivered on this welcome challenge.”