On May 7th, AIA New York took viewers on a tour around Washington Square Park, exploring the growth of New York University over the last century, including the KPF-designed law building.
The tour followed the strategies of New York University’s growth around Washington Square Park, including the repurposing of existing buildings, incremental new structures, and large-scale redevelopments through urban renewal. KPF designed the new-build Furman Hall for the School of Law, completed in 2004. In order to maintain the scale and texture of the surrounding historic context, the project incorporates the reconstruction of two historic facades into its own: the Judson House, renovated by McKim Mead and White in 1899 located just south of the church, and a typical row house from the 1830s on West 3rd Street, noted for its occupation by Edgar Allan Poe during the early 1840s.
The tour on Tuesday, May 7th, was led by AIANY Guide Kyle Johnson, Assoc. AIA and took place from 1:00 to 3:30 PM EDT. Learn more here.