The Fashion Institute of Technology, East Court Conference Center

New York, New York

This new infill building resulted from the architect’s master plan, which recognized the need for a unique facility that would benefit student instruction, serve the fashion industry, and bring outside fashion industry groups to this public institution in the heart of New York City’s fashion center.

The building includes a 7,000-square-foot Great Hall with breakout ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$304.00FEATURED IN2005 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYMultipurpose Rooms rooms on two levels. The triple-height hall serves as the campus living room for faculty and students. The architect designed multiple interior layouts for the Great Hall to provide a range of uses that includes catwalk fashion events, lectures, museum displays, lectures and movie screenings. The stepped roof provides a three-tier terrace that will offer special-event gatherings a rooptop view of the city skyline.

The large hall is designed to meet the technical requirements of fashion runway shows and other industry-related events for more than 600 attendees.