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1.5 LU / 1.5 HSW

As part of New York City’s Applied Science Initiative, NYU and the NYC Economic Development Corporation partnered to revitalize and transform 370 Jay Street, the former headquarters of the MTA built in the late 1940s, into a vibrant hub where engineering, media, tech and the arts can co-exist and collaborate. This will be a flagship building for the applied sciences and an integral component of the emerging Brooklyn Tech Triangle, contributing to the revitalization of Downtown Brooklyn. The building will be home to leading programs in computer science and engineering, data informatics, gaming, interactive telecommunications, digital media, and recorded music, among others.

Renovation strategies focus on revitalizing the building for high-end academic programs as well as creating a locus for “community-facing” activities around themes like gaming and interactive exhibits. The architectural strategies include updating the north and south arcades and reactivating long-dormant retail spaces along Jay Street and Renaissance Plaza. Infrastructure upgrades, facade upgrades, and the two upper CUSP (Center for Urban Science and Progress) floors were part of Phase 1. The next phases, now underway, will complete the fit-out of the rest of the nine floors and the ground-floor spaces.

NYU’s approach to construction prioritized reducing the building’s energy footprint. Sustainable strategies include new high-efficiency windows, high-performance glazing, optimized sills and sun shades, and ice storage. Overall, energy performance will be improved by 26%. The project is on track to achieve LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Regina Myer, President, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership 
Seth Pinsky, Executive Vice President, RXR Realty 
Lynne Brown, Senior Vice President for University Relations and Public Affairs, New York University 
Carol Loewenson, FAIA, LEED AP, Partner, Mitchell Giurgola
Stephen Dietz, AIA, Partner, Mitchell Giurgola

Benjamin Prosky, Assoc. AIA, Executive Director, AIA New York | Center for Architecture

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AIA New York & Mitchell Giurgola
Monday, 9/24
6pm to 8pm
Center for Architecture
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