BRONZE AWARD: Juilliard School, New York, N.Y.

Engaging with the surrounding urban environment, the building features glass curtain walls along Broadway, providing views of the life within. Photos: Chris Cooper/The Juilliard School
November 09, 2011

Largely unchanged since its construction in 1969, in more recent years the Juilliard School in New York City was in need of expansions and upgrades. The school was originally designed by Pietro Belluschi to house the international conservatory of music, dance, and drama. In order to keep up with an expanding student enrollment and educational opportunities, the school decided to add 39,000 sf of classrooms, musical practice rooms, rehearsal space, and two performance venues.

Juilliard School, New York, N.Y.

Structural system: Super Structure by Metropolitan steel Misc. Steel by Kramen Iron Works
Masonry: 3” thick travertine stone wall cladding- Port Morris Tile and Marble Corporation
Metal/glass curtainwall: Curtain wall fabricators are Seele and W&W Glass
Concrete: Eternit Ceiling
Wood: ¾” Muirapiranga tongue and groove within WT-10 Assembly- North/ East Outer Lobby
Glass: Glass Fabricators are Seele and Pilkington
Insulated-panel or plastic glazing: Insulated Glass units and Monolithic Glass
Demountable partitions: Clestra-Hauserman
Entrances: C.L. Laurence
Special doors (sound control, X-ray, etc.): Acoustic Door by IACvSide Coiling fire door by McKeon
Upswinging doors, other: Revolving doors by Blasi
Locksets: Hinges Rixon Pivot Hinges, PBB Hinges, Locknetic Magnetic Locks
Closers: Rixon- Floor Closers, Dorma- Door Closers
Exit devices: Uon Duprin
Pulls: Blumcraft
Cabinet hardware: Hafele                        
Acoustical ceilings: Star Silent by Pyrok ACT by Tectum
Cabinetwork and custom woodwork: Custom Cabinetry by Beaubois
Paints and stains: Benjamin Moore & co. Fine Paint
Wallcoverings: ¾” Felt wall covering by EF Walter, Felt fabric wall covering by Central Shippee,Custom printed wall covering by Twenty2, Tackable wall surface by Forbo
Paneling: ATH walls and ceiling- GFRG Molded Wall Panels and ceiling components installed by Jacobson& Company Inc.
Interior ambient lighting: RSA Lighting, LSI, Lite Cab, Engineered lighting products, Kurt Uersen Phantom Lighting, Winona Lighting, BK Lighting, Belfer, Bega
Dance Studio light box membrane: Barrisol USA
Controls: Lutron
Conveyance Elevators/Escalators: Otis
Water Closet: American Standard
Urinal: Kohler
Lavatory: Kohler
Faucet: Uola

Led by FXFOWLE Architects, the Building Team of Diller Scofidio + Renfro (co-architect), Arup (structural/electrical engineer), Langan Engineering & Environmental Services (site/civil engineer), and Turner Construction Co. (GC/CM) began construction in 2005 and completed the project five years later. A three-story entry lobby was carved from underused circulation spaces, providing a prominent entryway to the school. A new box office with backlit glass and an innovative staircase that links rehearsal space to classrooms help bring the building into the 21st century.

Engaging with the surrounding urban environment, the building features glass curtain walls along Broadway, providing views of the life within. Previously dark, labyrinthine interiors are exposed to natural light, optimizing learning spaces and warming wood and textile interiors. “This was a really good effort to reuse space and expand the use of the building,” BD+C Reconstruction Awards Judge K. Nam Shiu said. “The spaces are very compelling.” BD+C

         
 

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