The New School University Center Named a 2013 CRSI Honors Award Winner

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April 16, 2014

The New School University Center Named a 2013 CRSI Honors Award Winner

New York, New York, April 16, 2014-The New School University Center, was named a 2013 CRSI (Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute) Honors Award Winner in recognition for excellence in design by leveraging the inherent fluid and resilient qualities of steel reinforced concrete to create an effective response to demanding structural requirements and challenging site conditions.

For nearly 40 years, the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute has used the CRSI Design Awards program to proudly recognize innovative reinforced concrete structures throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Submittals to the 2013 CRSI honors program were reviewed in particular on the ways in which reinforced concrete has been leveraged by professionals to improve the structure’s value, sustainability, appearance and durability. All submittals were judged on the basis of the extent to which ultimate outcome objectives were achieved. Special consideration was given to design and/or construction approaches that leverage steel reinforced concrete in an innovative manner or to an exceptional degree.

Listed is below the full project team:

Owner: The New School

Developer: The Durst Organization

Architects: SOM, SLCE Architects

General Contractor: Tishman Construction

Mechanical Engineer: Cosentini Associates

Structural Engineer: DeSimone Consulting Engineers

You can learn more about the structural challenges and solutions of The New School University Center on the DeSimone Blog.

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