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Cornell Tech’s focus on innovation is seen in its design, a new type of urban campus that allows room to think, but is also integrated with the city. With expansive views, a series of green, public spaces, and a seamless integration of indoor and outdoor areas, the 12-acre campus is one of the most environmentally friendly and energy-efficient campuses in the world.
Every campus needs a home base, and the Bloomberg Center is Cornell Tech’s hub for learning. Named in honor of Emma and Georgina Bloomberg, it is the intellectual nerve center of the campus, bringing together students and faculty to collaborate across disciplines -- but also serving as a venue for chance collisions between academia and the world at large. LEARN MORE
Thom Mayne, Design Director, Morphosis
Tata Innovation Center
Startup culture is the lifeblood of Cornell Tech, where academia and industry collide. In a first-of-its-kind building, the Tata Innovation Center houses recent Cornell Tech students hustling to commercialize a new idea, start-ups on the verge of explosive growth, established companies developing leading-edge technologies and products, as well as academic teams conducting groundbreaking research. The Tata Innovation Center was developed in partnership with Forest City Ratner Companies. LEARN MORE
Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi, Co-Founders, Weiss/Manfredi Architecture
The House at Cornell Tech
As the world’s first residential high-rise built to Passive House standards, The House exemplifies Cornell Tech’s commitment to setting new benchmarks in sustainability and innovation. The on-campus home for students and faculty, The House reinforces the social and intellectual connectivity at the heart of Cornell Tech’s mission. Geared toward students and faculty who want to live on campus in a traditional residential setting, it also allows them to connect to the New York experience. Learn about residential life on Roosevelt Island and on-campus housing at thehouseatcornelltech.com. LEARN MORE
Gary E. Handel, President, and Blake Middleton, Partner, Handel Architects
The Cornell Tech campus spans 12 acres on Roosevelt Island, including two acres of public open space with spectacular views of Manhattan and Queens, designed by world-renowned landscape design firm James Corner Field Operations. The entire campus design is focused on fostering collaboration and innovation, which is reflected in the landscape. The open space is designed with many areas for students, faculty, staff and visitors to sit, talk and collaborate.
James Corner, Principal, Field Operations
Verizon Executive Ed Center
Slated for completion in 2019, the Verizon Executive Education Center will ensure that Cornell Tech is a magnet in New York City for innovation by providing a venue for academic conferences, executive programs and academic workshops. Designed by international architecture firm Snøhetta, the 360,000-square-foot center will be a place for the entire tech community to gather for conferences and meetups, expanding the impact the campus has on technology beyond academia.
Graduate Roosevelt Island Hotel
Opening in 2019, the Graduate Roosevelt Island Hotel will create a living room for NYC’s tech community. Designed by world-class architectural firm Snøhetta and built in partnership with AJ Capital Partners, guests at the 196-room hotel will have panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline. It will extend the impact of the Cornell Tech campus, serving visiting academics, conference attendees going to programs at the adjacent Verizon Executive Education Center, families of students and other guests.
Campus Master Plan
The Master Plan for the Cornell Tech campus divides campus construction into three phases to be complete in 2043 with the total construction of 2 million square feet and 2.5 acres of public open space. At each phase, design will follow key principles including creating a river-to-river experience from all vantage points, a variety of open spaces, and a livable, sustainable campus.
Colin Koop, Associate Director, Skidmore Owings & Merrill