Center for Academic + Spiritual Life
New York University, New York
This project is located on the south side of Washington Square Park in New York City. When approaching from the north, the site is directly on axis with 5th Avenue and is framed by the view through the Washington Memorial Arch. The project serves as a gateway from the city to New York University.
The first of its kind, the exterior skin is adorned with a perforated screen made from water-jet cut natural stone.
While in the past screens have typically been constructed from metals, this project seeks to communicate a sense of permanence by utilizing a "heavy" material.
This was a project by Machado and Silvetti in Boston, with Gary Wang as Architect of Record in part, as the project manager.
New York University
Gary Wang, AIA, Project Manager/Senior Designer
Jorge Silvetti, Principal (Machado and Silvetti)
Robert Sillman Associates, Structural Engineers
Thomas Polise Enginners, MEP
Brook Farm Group, Landscape
George Sexton Associates, Lighting
Photography by Wang Architects
Green Roof Photo by Brook Farm Group