The first construction for the College of Arts & Sciences in over 100 years, Klarman Hall in-fills the arms of historic 112 year old Goldwyn Smith Hall with an ultra-modern glass “box”. Housing more than 200 Humanities employees, the new building includes offices, work spaces, and classrooms.
Located between Goldwin Smith Hall and East Avenue, the building’s central atrium serves as a central meeting point for students and university employees. It features two pods – one for offices and teaching spaces and the other a 350-person auditorium which bookend a three-story, sun-lit, 7,700 SF enclosed glass atrium. Additional areas include a full service café and other informal gathering spaces.
Using Building Information Modeling (BIM) to coordinate MEP/FP, we constructed the building while incorporating modern energy saving techniques. The glass façade contributes to the building’s energy efficiency by minimizing heat input and improving ventilation. Fresh air is supplied in an energy efficient method using variable air volume (VAV) technology. The building is heated by an underfloor heating system in the atrium and by a heat recovery system in the office areas. In addition, extensive green roof systems were installed on top of the office blocks to reduce heating and cooling needs.
Jeffrey J. Zogg Build New York Award - Honorable Mention