MAD served as architects for the gut renovation of a 17-story, 1931 landmark building that currently functions as a dormitory for over 700 students. Lipton Hall, prominently situated in NYU's urban campus (along the Western edge of Washington Square Park), acts as one of the University's key freshmen dorms.
Along with the reconfiguration of 234 dorm rooms, the building received new program elements such as a commuter lounge (PA for 184 persons) and other student support spaces. All scope, including a complete custom window package (700 plus units) was approved by the Landmark's Preservation Commission as part of the renovation.
In addition, MAD led a team of engineers and consultants to equip the building with all new MEP, IT and life safety systems to service the fully upgraded facility. MAD provided all interior, environmental graphic, and signage design and coordinated them with the architecture.