Project Description

The New School, Lobby and Student Lounge

New York, NY

2007

For this new lobby and student lounge at The New School, 1100 Architect converted the ground floor of a landmarked 1906 commercial building into a contemporary lobby and common space for an expanding university community. The design, which emphasizes light and openness, creates an environment that welcomes students to the building and provides a place for them to gather and study together. The undulating ceiling visually directs people from the entrance toward the elevators, and creates a sense of expansiveness despite the building’s low floor-to-ceiling height. Downstairs, lounge areas provide additional space for individual study, informal conversation, and collaboration.

Awards

Interior Design, Best of Year Merit Award, 2008
PHOTOGRAPHY © PETER AARON

The New School, Lobby and Student Lounge

New York, NY

2007

For this new lobby and student lounge at The New School, 1100 Architect converted the ground floor of a landmarked 1906 commercial building into a contemporary lobby and common space for an expanding university community. The design, which emphasizes light and openness, creates an environment that welcomes students to the building and provides a place for them to gather and study together. The undulating ceiling visually directs people from the entrance toward the elevators, and creates a sense of expansiveness despite the building’s low floor-to-ceiling height. Downstairs, lounge areas provide additional space for individual study, informal conversation, and collaboration.

Awards

Interior Design, Best of Year Merit Award, 2008
PHOTOGRAPHY © PETER AARON