Marist Steel Plant Studios

Poughkeepsie, New York


Robert A.M. Stern Architects


Marist College

Completion Date


Design Team
Kevin M. Smith, Graham S. Wyatt, Project Partners

The Marist Steel Plant Studios create a new home for the College’s Fine Art, Fashion, and Digital Media programs in a renovated 12,000-square-foot historic industrial building expanded with a 35,000-square-foot addition. Departing from the Hudson River Gothic-inspired vocabulary of the architect’s other buildings at Marist, the design complements the former Steel Plant by adopting an industrial-modern aesthetic, incorporating brick, steel, polished concrete, terrazzo, corrugated metal, and tile. Key spaces in the facility: digital labs, fashion studios, a maker space, fashion exhibition gallery, art gallery, an “Mporium” retail laboratory, and Winter Garden.

Additional Information

Associated Firm

Imbiano Quigley Landscape Architects (Landscape Design); Robert A.M. Stern Interiors (Interior Design); Thornton Tomasetti Engineers (Structural); Kohler Ronan (MEP); Daniel O’Connell’s Sons (General Contractor); Fisher Marantz Stone (Lighting Design)


Renovation/Modernization Citation

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2021 Architectural Portfolio



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