Newman Vertical Campus
Baruch CollegeNew York, NY, USA City University of New York Castro-Blanco Piscioneri, Associate Architect; Anthony Blackett, Educational Programmer Education, Interiors 785,000 ft2 / 70,000 m2 AIA National Chapter Honor Award for Architecture (2003), SCUP/AIA Excellence in Planning Awards Honor Award (2002)
The William and Anita Newman Vertical Campus at Baruch College is a 14-story, 785,000-GSF building occupying almost a full city block in Manhattan’s historic Gramercy Park neighborhood. This mixed-use building is home to the business and liberal arts schools, and also contains an Executive Education Center, 102 classrooms, 50 research and computer labs, 375 faculty offices, 39 offices for deans/department chairs, 180 staff offices, 425 workstations for staff and adjunct faculty, 500-seat auditorium, 300-seat theatre/lecture hall, 48 conference rooms, athletic facility with swimming pool, gymnasia and locker rooms, student services center and dining services. At the heart of the complex, a tiered glass-enclosed atrium allows natural daylight into public spaces and subterranean levels. The project’s iconic design was recognized for its design excellence by the AIA National Chapter Honor Award for Architecture—the Institute’s highest honor.