Project Specs

Morphosis Architects
New York, New York
Morphosis Architects

the People

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

Morphosis Architects
2041 Colorado Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Personnel in architect's firm who should receive special credit:
Project Manager:
Silvia Kuhle (CA Registered Architect)
Project Architect
Pavel Getov (CA Registered Architect)

Project Designer:
Chandler Ahrens (CA and GA Registered Architect)
Natalia Traverso Caruana
Go-Woon Seo

Job Captain / Project Designer:
Jean Oei

Project Team:
Irena Bedenikovic , Salvador Hidalgo , Marcin Kurdziel , Debbie Lin, Kristina Loock

Project Assistants:
Sean Anderson, Charles Austin , Dominique Cheng , Guiomar Contreras , Ben Damron , Patrick , Dunn-Baker , Graham Ferrier , Mauricio Gomez , Brock Hinze , Eui Yeob Jeong , Mark Johnson , Jennifer Kasick , Amy Kwok , Michelle Siu Lee , Shannon Loew , Mark McPhie , Greg Neudorf , Mike Patterson , Michael Sargent , Reinhard Schmoelzer , Christin To

Architect of record:
Morphosis Architects

Associate architect(s):
Gruzen Samton, LLP

Owner’s Representative:
Jonathan Rose Companies

Interior designer: Morphosis Architects

Mechanical Electrical Plumbing Engineer:
IBE Consulting Engineers
Syska Hennessy Group, Inc

Structural Engineer:
John A. Martin Associates, Inc.
Goldstein Associates, PLLC

Civil Engineer:
Langan Engineering and Environmental Services

Lab Consultant: Steve Rosenstein Associates, Inc

Cost/ LEED: Davis Langdon

Fire: ARUP Fire

Theatre:  Auerbach Pollock Friedlander

Lighting Designer: Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design, Inc

Civil Engineer: Langan Engineering and Environmental Services

Acoustics Engineer: Martin Newson & Associates, LLC

Landscape: Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects, PC

Graphics: Pentagram Design

Vertical Transportation: Van Deusen & Associates

General contractor:
F.J. Sciame Construction Co., Inc.

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the Products

Exterior cladding
Metal/glass curtainwall:
Perforated metal skin fabricated by A. Zahner Company
Installed by: W&W Glass, LLC

Oldcastle Glass
Installed by: W&W Glass, LLC

Boardformed architectural concrete
Installed by: Century Maxim

GFRC- glass fiber reinforced concrete by Plasterform
Installed by: Donaldson Acoustics LLC, INC.

Built-up roofing:
Siplast; American Hydrotech; All Guard
Installed by: Eagle One Roofing

Installed by: Eagle One Roofing

Green Roof:
American Hydrotech
Installed by: Eagle One Roofing

Harder Tree and Landscape Service

Interior HM steel frames, Oldcastle Glass
Installed by: Weinstein & Hotlzman, W&W Glass, LLC

EXTERIOR Oldcastle Glass
Installed by: W&W Glass, LLC

Glass: Viracon
Installed by: W&W Glass, LLC

Clerestories: W&W Glass, LLC

Entrances: W&W Glass, LLC

Metal doors: Weinstein & Hotlzman
Installed by: Donaldson Acoustics LLC, INC.

Wood doors:Legere Group

Sliding glass doors: W&W Glass, LLC

Fire roll down shutters: Cornell Iron

Fire Hold open doors: Weinstein & Hotlzman
Installed by: Donaldson Acoustics LLC, INC.

Special doors: Auditorium pivot doors
Installed by: Legere Group

All door hardware: Weinstein & Hotlzman
Installed by: Donaldson Acoustics LLC, INC.

Interior finishes
Wire Mesh ceiling: Simplex - Wire Mesh
Installed by: Donaldson Acoustics LLC, INC.

Suspension grid: Armstrong
Installed by: Donaldson Acoustics LLC, INC.

Metal Radiant(Ceiling) Panels: Nelson Industrial Inc, TWA, Architectural Material Resources
Grid and Metal Ceiling panels installed by Donaldson Acoustics LLC, INC.; Metal Radiant Panels installed by Steamfitters

Ceiling mounted operable partition (SKYFOLD partition): Modernfold/Styles Inc

Cabinetwork and custom woodwork: Lab casework by Advanced Lab Concepts;  custom millwork by Legere Group and Bauerschmidt & Sons

Paints and stains: Benjamin Moore & Co.

Paneling 1: Stained gray acoustical perforated maple wood by Legere Group;

Paneling 2: Montana mesh by Haver & Boecker;
Installed by: Donaldson Acoustics LLC, INC.

Paneling 2: Resin by 3Form
Installed by: Legere Group

Plastic laminate: Formica
Installed by: Legere Group

Solid surfacing: Cesar stone and Richlite
Installed by: King Hoist

Special Surfacing: GFRG atrium acoustical wall by Plasterform
Installed by: Donaldson Acoustics LLC, INC.

Special Surfacing: GFRG (glass fiber reinforced gypsum) atrium megamesh by Cooper Plastering Corporation
Installed by: Donaldson Acoustics LLC, INC.

Atrium Mesh structure (under GFRG cladding):
King Hoist

Precast Concrete: Wausau Tile
Installed by: Wilkstone LL

Concrete Polishing: Industrial Floorworks

Floor and wall tile: Agrob Buchtal & DSA
Installed by: Baybrent Tile Corp.

Carpet: Lees Carpets
Installed by: Sherland & Farrington

Guardrails: Xtend mesh railing
Installed by: Post Road Iron Works

Stainless steel sinks: Custom fabricated by Modern Arc

Shades/Window Treatments: MechoShade
Installed by: International Blinds

Office furniture: Knoll

Fixed seating: Series Seating

Chairs: Vitra, Knoll

Other: B&B Italia

Interior ambient lighting: Zumtobel

Downlights @ Mesh Ceiling: Delray Lighting

Downlights @ GWB Ceiling: Zumtobel

Task lighting: Artemide

Controls: Lutron, Electronic Theater Controls

Elevators: Hollister & Whitney; 3form; Ashworth
Installed by: City Elevator

Vertical Lift: Inclinator Company of America
Installed by: City Elevator

Water fountains: Elkay
Installed by: Par Plumbing

Water-saving fixtures: Sloan Dual-Flush Valve, Solar Powered, Electronic Faucet
Installed by: Par Plumbing

Fire Sprinkler: Par Fire

Mechanicals: F.W. Sims; United Sheetmetal

Controls: Siemens

Foundations/Excavation: Urban Foundation/Engineering LLC

Sidewalks: Baroco

Structural Steel & Stairs: FMB Steel

Misc Steel: Post Road Iron Works


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