New York University announced that the firm of Mitchell|Giurgola Architects, LLP (M|G) has been selected to design the renovation of 370 Jay Street, the future headquarters for the Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP), NYU’s new applied science research center.
“M|G’s proposal demonstrated a strong vision for CUSP’s overall design needs,” said Steve Koonin, director of CUSP.
“Everyone is pleased with M|G’s selection and excited to work with its team on this ambitious undertaking which will not only transform 370 Jay Street into a permanent home for CUSP, but into an asset moving Brooklyn further into the tech and innovative sphere.”
New York City-based M|G has more than 40 years of experience with complex design renovations, infrastructure upgrades, adaptive reuse projects, and interior fit-outs in the City.
The firm’s design credits include science & research laboratories, large mixed-use buildings, and commercial office buildings.
As a local firm, M|G also has a significant understanding of the City’s public approvals process and has worked extensively with New York City’s Board of Standards & Appeals, Public Design Commission, and Department of Buildings.
M|G has received more than 75 professional honors, including the Architectural Firm Award & the Medal of Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects and Chicago Athenaeum Awards for Excellence in Design.
In addition, M|G also has a proven record of success with NYU building projects. It recently completed a large-scale renovation of NYU’s School of Continuing & Professional Studies, which included classrooms, conference rooms, computer labs, and offices. M|G is also currently working on the design of NYU’s new physics laboratories within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
The design team will be led by M|G partners Carol Loewenson, FAIA; Paul Broches, FAIA; and Stephen Dietz, AIA.
Construction on 370 Jay Street is expected to be complete by 2017. Repurposing the long-dormant building will create a hub for science and technology that will connect the emerging tech community in Downtown Brooklyn with CUSP and NYU-Poly’s existing campus.
Under current plans, 370 Jay Street will be transformed into classrooms, offices, and laboratory space for CUSP. An additional 40,000 ss/f will be used as incubator space for technology-based businesses. The remaining space will be used for other NYU needs.