Law school by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners opens in New York
The ‘New Fordham Law School‘ has opened its doors for use, located near New York City’s landmark Lincoln Center.
Designed by the architecture office Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, the structure’s overall massing is a direct reflection of the programmatic layout with its three main elements: the one-story dining pavilion; the nine floor checkerboard-patterned educational facility housing classrooms, lecture halls, library, and meeting spaces; and the taller residence hall for undergraduate students. the building’s façades gently curve to suggest connections to the surrounding urban context, and are comprised of glass and precast concrete panels.
In regards to the building’s position in the city, design partner Yvonne Szeto states, ‘our aim was to ensure that this building would not only provide a state-of the-art teaching and learning environment but would also complement the majestic performance facilities of lincoln center, shaping and animating the public realm of the city that is its home.’