New York City College of Technology (City Tech) and the City University of New York have started construction on an eight-story academic complex designed by Perkins Eastman.
Located in downtown Brooklyn across from City Tech’s main campus, the building addresses a rapid increase in student enrollment at the college.
A cantilevered rectilinear volume will hover over the theater, gymnasium, and main lobby. The new building will house laboratories, classrooms, faculty offices, clinic, and support spaces for City Tech’s various health and science programs. Plans also call for student life/recreation areas and a 1,000-seat auditorium.
“In addition to providing much-needed program space for the students, this project will greatly contribute to downtown Brooklyn’s emergence as a place of forward-looking design,” Aaron Schwarz, FAIA, executive director of Perkins Eastman and principal-in-charge of the project, said in a statement.
The project, slated for completion in spring 2017, will seek LEED Silver certification using elements such as high-performance glazing and natural daylighting to help reduce energy consumption.