Part of an extensive plan for upgrading facilities at NYU Poly, the Rogers Hall renovation introduces a naturally lit cafeteria and clear connections in the central corridor – the main gateway for the campus.
The revitalized cafeteria serves as a hub of activity for the institution and illustrates the importance of providing enjoyable places for students to meet, eat and make shared connections. Its glazed walls and doors replace heavy masonry walls, allowing daylight into the space and visually connecting to the courtyard beyond.
The renovated spaces carry coloured accents that delineate the airy interiors: sparky green panels clearly emphasise lift access in the corridor while bright yellow columns create vibrant counterpoints in the white-washed café.
Green measures have been implemented throughout the building, including daylight sensor performance and water conserving plumbing, helping NYU Poly reach its goals for a low carbon footprint.
The primary corridor is renovated to create a bright, navigable space that is a central point for information exchange. Its interactive media wall gives up-to-date campus information, including the building’s energy performance.
By removing low-slung ceiling soffits, the cafe is transformed into a voluminous space. In keeping with its new look, furniture and fittings are appropriately updated to give a light, modern feel.
New York, NY, USA
Polytechnic Institute of New York University
9,000 sq ft