Fashion Institute of Technology, Coed Hall Lobby and Community Room Renovation

New York, New York

Design team:
Deborah A. Homan, RLA; Clare E. Smith, AIA; and Albin Spangler, AIA

The Coed Residence Hall on the Fashion Institute of Technology Manhattan campus needed a major update to the Residence Hall and communal spaces for students. The two-story renovation of the first and lower levels consisted of reconfiguring these floors into a new entry ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$526.00FEATURED IN2017 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYRenovation lobby, lounges, a community room, ADA-compliant restrooms, and a laundry room.
This project used natural light as much as possible. New exterior storefronts in both the front and rear of the building created a light well by opening a once enclosed staircase and letting daylight carry down to the lower level. New custom turnstiles and a security desk were designed to improve security upon entering the residence hall. The durable new finishes and furniture for both lobby and lounges were specifically selected to withstand the lifestyle of artistic college students and provide a modern, beautiful atmosphere where students can relax, socialize, and work.