Location
3-5 Washington Place

Completion
2008

Client
New York University

Square Footage
25,000 SF

Architect
Steven Holl

New York University - School of Philosophy

Sciame was the Construction Manager responsible for the NYU School of Philosophy‘s renovation of a 25,000 SF landmark building within the NYU Washington Square campus. The project was designed to provide new undergraduate student offices, faculty and support staff offices, periodicals library as well as a modern 120 seat lecture hall for the Philosophy Department.

The design by Steven Holl Architecture is highlighted by open floor plans that capitalize on natural lighting from the numerous windows. A new porous stair, changing its direction slightly at each floor, vertically connects the six-level building through shifting light and shadow and is designed to encourage social interaction.

The unique design is continued on the ground floor with the removal of structural columns to enhance the open space necessary to create the architecturally challenging lecture hall.

Project Awards

April 24, 2019

AIA New York Building Type – Educational Facility Design Honor Award
Educational Facility Design