Higher Education

Tishman Auditorium

New York University School of Law

Tishman Auditorium

New York University School of Law

Tishman Auditorium

Tishman Auditorium is located on the ground level of Vanderbilt Hall, housing NYU’s School of Law. In 2019, the existing auditorium was determined to be outdated and in need of a complete renovation. The Law School's leadership set forth multiple goals including the need for improved audience sightlines, ADA accessibility an...

Steinhardt Undergraduate Art Studios

New York University

Steinhardt Undergraduate Art Studios

New York University

Steinhardt Undergraduate Art Studios

New York University requested that we plan the relocation of the Steinhardt Art BFA Art studios from the first floor of 20 Cooper Square to the lower level of Third Ave. North residential hall. The scope area was previously an IT data center and the project required a gut renovation of the lower-level space, totaling approxi...

Student Union

Pratt Institute

Student Union

Pratt Institute

Student Union

The Student Union was once the thriving heart of Pratt’s renowned Brooklyn campus. But at the start of the project, this proud 1887 masonry structure was in disrepair and its spaces were no longer relevant for an arts institution. The space included an abandoned pool and remnants of locker rooms from the building’s previous...

Irving Institute For Cancer Dynamics

Columbia University

Irving Institute For Cancer Dynamics

Columbia University

Irving Institute For Cancer Dynamics

As a result of a Presidential initiative, an outdated Geology Library located on the 6th floor of Schermerhorn Hall was converted into a new cancer research lab. The lab focuses on the quantitative and technological underpinnings of cancer research and is set up to communicate with other similar research facilities around th...

RLAB - NYU Tandon School Of Engineering

New York University

RLAB - NYU Tandon School Of Engineering

New York University

RLAB - NYU Tandon School Of Engineering

Our firm designed the first city-funded Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality lab in the country. The 18,000sf facility is located on the third floor of Building 22 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard and is operated by the NYU Tandon School of Engineering. The RLab hosts a variety of tenants and educational programs that perform research...

Student Center @ Alexander House

Stevens Institute Of Technology

Student Center @ Alexander House

Stevens Institute Of Technology

Student Center @ Alexander House

The renovation of this historic residence on Castle Point in Hoboken created a new student center, administrative offices, and club spaces for Stevens Institute of Technology. The university wanted to preserve the historic appearance of this prominent 19th century building while creating a space that serves many facets of th...

Lipton Residence Hall

New York University

Lipton Residence Hall

New York University

Lipton Residence Hall

This residence hall’s renovation was planned over the span of a year, as we developed a strategy for the gut renovation of the 17-story, 1931 landmark building. Previously named Hayden Hall, the building is prominently situated within NYU’s urban campus (along the Western edge of Washington Sq. Park), and is one of several r...

404 Fitness

New York University

404 Fitness

New York University

404 Fitness

MAD was initially retained to renovate three floors of a landmark historic factory building on Lafayette Street to provide a new athletic facility space for NYU. Our preliminary assessment of the property found numerous structural and envelope deficiencies that resulted in a rigorous evaluation of the entire building, and it...

Leadership Initiative

New York University

Leadership Initiative

New York University

Leadership Initiative

The NYU Leadership Initiative is a rapidly expanding program that assists graduate and undergraduate students develop the skills they need to become the leaders of tomorrow. The Leadership Initiative encompasses three programs: Leadership Development, Global Awards, and the Reynolds Program for Social Entrepreneurship. The n...

Third North Student Commons

New York University

Third North Student Commons

New York University

Third North Student Commons

We designed the Commons for this dormitory located at 75 Third Avenue, which houses 950 first-year students. Design work included the creation of multiple zones, encouraging active and passive student uses. The implied subdivision of the large, open space allows ongoing activities to coexist while students bisect the lounges...

Uris Hall Lecture Rooms

Columbia University

Uris Hall Lecture Rooms

Columbia University

Uris Hall Lecture Rooms

MAD was contracted to redesign the three largest lecture rooms at Uris Hall for the Columbia Business School. The scope included minor reconfigurations, finishes, furniture, AV coordination, & lighting throughout. The team worked with Columbia University to meet a tight construction schedule & budget while providing upgrade...

Department Of Environmental Studies

New York University

Department Of Environmental Studies

New York University

Department Of Environmental Studies

Located on four floors (7-10) at 285 Mercer Street, the design for this expanding department was inspired by elements found in our natural environment. The four floor renovation features carpet design inspired from species of lichen and living plant walls throughout common areas. Bamboo sculptural ceilings with recessed ligh...

Tisch School Of The Arts - Entry and Lobby

New York University

Tisch School Of The Arts - Entry and Lobby

New York University

Tisch School Of The Arts - Entry and Lobby

The “Broadway block” is the common name for the entire city block between Washington Place and Waverly Place that is an assemblage of four NYU occupied buildings. The 721-725 building houses the Tisch School of the Arts administration, in addition to several department academic facilities. The main ground floor entry lobby w...

Appel Music Rehearsal Hall

Hunter College CUNY

Appel Music Rehearsal Hall

Hunter College CUNY

Appel Music Rehearsal Hall

We were retained by The Hunter College Foundation to convert and renovate a portion of the 6th floor at the North Building where an outdated rehearsal hall was located. The 2,200sf space is primarily designed for use by Hunter College’s Music Department and will additionally afford the College a black box theater space for p...

Rubin Hall Academic Center

New York University

Rubin Hall Academic Center

New York University

Rubin Hall Academic Center

Located on the ground floor of Rubin Residence Hall (a Landmark building on lower 5th Avenue) - a dining hall was converted into 10 multipurpose classrooms, two lounge areas, and restrooms primarily to be used by the Expository Writing Program. Two grade changes resulting from conjoined buildings necessitated the inclusion o...

Security Building

Pratt Institute

Security Building

Pratt Institute

Security Building

This completed project is a substitute for what was an existing dilapidated structure at the main entrance of Pratt Institute’s Brooklyn campus. Situated at a prominent location, and in need of a proper facility, alumnus Juan C. Matiz was commissioned to design a small building that would define the main campus entry point....

Lehman Library GSAS Writing Studio

Columbia University

Lehman Library GSAS Writing Studio

Columbia University

Lehman Library GSAS Writing Studio

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) Writing Studio occupies a mezzanine within a large reading room of the mid-century-modern Lehman Library building on West 118th Street. MAD had several working meetings with the writing studio to establish the programmatic requirements and priorities within the department to ca...

Wellness Center

Stevens Institute Of Technology

Wellness Center

Stevens Institute Of Technology

Wellness Center

Located on Castle Point overlooking the Hudson river, this conversion of a midcentury residence creates a new student health and counseling center for Stevens Institute of Technology. The design work adds an elevator, new stairs, and ADA accessibility to the building in addition to providing clinical exam rooms, counseling r...

StudentLink

New York University

StudentLink

New York University

StudentLink

NYU Tandon School of Engineering's StudentLink is the Bursar office for NYU’s Brooklyn campus. The project mainly focuses on the design of the public and highly trafficked waiting area for students to pay tuition and seek general assistance regarding financial aid. This space needed to provide a vibrant, open and inviting en...

Center For Veteran Transition & Integration

Columbia University

Center For Veteran Transition & Integration

Columbia University

Center For Veteran Transition & Integration

Located on the main floor of the historic Kent Hall, the new Center for Veteran Transition & Integration offers current and past Columbia students a place of reference at the main campus. The center’s staff is able to support the transition of service members from the military to civilian life. Our design provides an open...

Public Safety

New York University

Public Safety

New York University

Public Safety

The corner location at Mercer Street and Washington Place gives the NYU Public Safety Command Center a highly visible presence at the core of the Greenwich Village campus. The new space offers everyone in need of assistance a resource that is integrated seamlessly with officer workspaces and campus/ neighborhood surveillance...

Gallatin School Of Individualized Study

New York University

Gallatin School Of Individualized Study

New York University

Gallatin School Of Individualized Study

Located at 1 Washington Place, MAD was tasked with the gut-renovation of the 7th floor, expanding the Gallatin School’s portfolio of classrooms and faculty offices. The design also provides multiple student lounges and quiet spaces. Exposed structural masonry walls contrast the Peter Halley mural installation that is primari...

Nordoff-Robbins Center For Music Therapy & Classrooms

New York University

Nordoff-Robbins Center For Music Therapy & Classrooms

New York University

Nordoff-Robbins Center For Music Therapy & Classrooms

As part of a building upgrade for the Steinhardt School at NYU, we designed the suite for the Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music Therapy. This Center supports a mission whereby children and some adults receive therapy while they participate in ongoing research. Our design provides multiple types of spaces where music sessions...

University Residence Hall

New York University

University Residence Hall

New York University

University Residence  Hall

We renovated this 20 story residence hall located on East 14th Street just off Union Square. Scope included the redesign of all student rooms and common areas with the strategic application of a sustainable material palette. Our team also coordinated the complete installation of sprinklers, as well as the replacement of all...

Carlyle Court Residence Hall

New York University

Carlyle Court Residence Hall

New York University

Carlyle Court Residence Hall

Located at Union Square West, NYU Carlyle Court houses 740 students within three separate buildings surrounding an internal courtyard. Enhancing the community atmosphere of this residential complex, MAD proposed the redesign of the courtyard as the central common space for the students, in addition to the upgrade and redesig...