St. John’s University, Peter J. Tobin College of Business

Queens, New York

  • FIRM

    CannonDesign

  • CLIENT

    St. John's University

  • AREA

    65,638 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $21,680,231.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    7/2017

The design team followed three core themes in renovating the Peter J. Tobin College of Business at St. John’s University: transparency, collaboration and connection. The project was a complete building system overhaul and gut renovation to update a 40-year old facility.
The team opened spaces throughout the school by incorporating elements such as an expanded lobby ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$330.00FEATURED IN2018 Educational Interiors ShowcaseINTERIOR CATEGORYInterior RenovationSUB CATEGORYRenovation and glass fronts for offices. Energy-efficient LED lighting, daylighting and occupancy sensors and controls also help brighten the facility. A 500-square-foot central staircase connects the facility’s floors, and a horseshoe-shaped atrium takes advantage of natural light and views.
Rooms are both highly functional and inviting, encouraging students and faculty alike to connect and engage with one another. The facility also includes a state-of-the-art financial lab, complete with a stock ticker and Bloomberg terminals.
Student study areas, a career service center, an incubator lab and a multipurpose room attract local businesses while building a sense of community.