New York University

Standing in sharp contrast to the traditional buildings of New York University that surround Washington Square Park is the Bobst Library, designed by Philip Johnson. When Spacesmith was commissioned to expand the administrative offices on the President's floor overlooking the grand central atrium of this iconic building, we proposed a transformational design that was simple in form, bold in impact, and worthy of its surroundings. The scheme was received with delight and enthusiasm and reflected the philosophy of the university leaders to encourage progressive, cost effective and relevant design solutions.