Perkins Eastman | City Tech Project

City Tech

Brooklyn, New York
New York City College of Technology, “City Tech,” is an institution committed to providing broad access to technological and professional education for a diverse urban population. Perkins Eastman was commissioned to design a new 365,000 gsf academic complex in Downtown Brooklyn that significantly alters the face of City Tech, creating a new campus gateway along Jay Street and enhancing the surrounding urban context.

The L-shaped site is located directly across from the school’s main campus and is constrained by the presence of a subway tunnel, sewer easement, high ground water table and adjacent properties. The new campus center predominantly serves the College’s Allied Health Programs in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Radiology, Dental Hygiene, Nursing, Restorative Dentistry and Vision Care as well as supporting Community focused programs.  

The new facility houses academic classrooms, laboratories, dental hygiene and vision care clinics, conference/seminar rooms, faculty offices, student life/recreation areas, support spaces for their allied health and science curriculum, a 1,000-seat theater, an 800-seat spectator gymnasium, and a CUNY Community Center student outreach area.  The building design and program reinforces City Tech’s distinctive emphasis on applied skills and an understanding of the social context of technology to foster an atmosphere of inclusion and collaboration.

The new academic building is an integral component of the emerging Brooklyn Tech Triangle, contributing to the revitalization of Downtown Brooklyn. The building design complements the local context, creates a new identity for the College, and is environmentally responsible, achieving LEED Gold certification using sustainable strategies such as high-performance glazing, energy efficiency, water use reduction, maximum daylighting, and material selections.
AWARDS
The Greater New York Construction User Council, Award of Excellence (2018)
Press
OculusTech Time
World Architecture NewsA Lesson in School Design
ContractPerkins Eastman Breaks Ground on City Tech Academic Building in Brooklyn