Fordham University Lincoln Center Campus, Fordham School of Law and McKeon Residence Hall
New York, New York
Occupying an exceptional site just south of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, this competition-winning design consists of a 22-story building clad in architectural precast panels, metal and glass, shaped with a series of undulating arcs to make an engaging gesture toward Lincoln Center while providing a distinctive identity for the Law School.
The building forms CAPACITY1,843COST PER SQ FT$534.00FEATURED IN2015 Architectural Portfolio new northern boundary to Fordham’s Robert Moses Plaza with three distinct scales: a one-story dining pavilion opening onto the plaza’s central green; the nine-story Law School, whose gently curved surface frames the plaza; and the taller but quieter slender convex form of the residence hall, whose diagonal orientation acknowledges the angled alignment of nearby Broadway.
In addition to classrooms, lecture halls and seminar rooms, the building features a skylighted atrium, a moot and trial court facility and a 90,000-volume law library. The residence hall includes learning center suites, a dance studio and a dining hall.
The LEED Silver–certified building creates a transparent, collegial environment, one that welcomes the public and reflects the Law School’s tradition of civic responsibility.