The New School University Center Wins a Platinum Award in the 2014 ACEC New York Awards Competition

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March 19, 2014

The New School University Center Wins a Platinum Award in the 2014 ACEC New York Awards Competition

New York, March 29, 2014 – DeSimone Consulting Engineer’s project, the New School University Center won a platinum ACEC award on Saturday in the Structural Systems category.  The Awards Reception and Gala was held at the Grand Ballroom at the Waldorf Astoria.

The University Center for the New School is a combined school and dormitory stacked structure. The combined one-phase building houses 9,000 sf of retail space, 114,320 sf of dormitory space, and 202,290 sf of academic space for a total of 325,610 gsf. The inherent dissimilarities between the dormitory and academic program space planning require a complex structural transfer system be utilized at the interface of the two programs. The building will be a focal point for the campus life of the New School and will serve as a model for sustainable design in New York City. The project will seek LEED Gold certification.

DeSimone congratulates the project team!

Owner: The New School

Developer: The Durst Organization

Architects: SOM, SLCE Architects

General Contractor: Tishman Construction

Mechanical Engineer: Cosentini Associates

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