City University of New York Medgar Evers College Academic Science Building



Cladding Area4 000 sf

ArchitectEnnead Architects

OwnerCIty University of New York

Project type, ,

Phase of InvolvementDesign

Type of Construction

Year of Completion2010

The new Academic Science Building at Medgar Evers College is the central hub of the expanding campus. Located near Prospect Park in Brooklyn, the facility is a centerpiece of cross-disciplinary collaboration housing the college’s School of Science, Health and Technology, classrooms, laboratories, offices, and an open cafeteria and student lounge.

Above the building’s main entry, the steel-and-glass pavilion enclosing the open lounge acts as a front door to the campus, showcasing activity within to the surrounding community. The pavilion is comprised of an architecturally exposed steel moment frame system, clad with point-supported insulated glazing units. Custom-designed stainless steel fittings provide connections between the point-supported glass and frame. Glass is butt-glazed and incorporates a ceramic frit pattern of varying densities and graduated coverage, providing a play between the transparency and materiality of the glass surface.

Heintges was retained as exterior cladding consultant throughout design and construction.

Photographs 1, 2, & 5 by Jeff Goldberg/Esto. Photograph 3 by Aislinn Weidele and photograph 4 by Heintges.