Academic Building I at Medgar Evers College
City University of New York | CUNY
Located in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, Medgar Evers College is a crucial component of the surrounding community. The college offers a range of science, business and liberal arts programs, and Academic Building I enriches the campus through the addition of new laboratory and learning facilities.
The 195,000-sf (18,000-sm), 6-story academic facility contains laboratories, classrooms, offices and support spaces, and features four teaching labs and a hospital simulation room for the Nursing Program, as well as laboratories for the Molecular Biology, Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology and General Biology departments.
LERA led the structural design of the building, which features large, sloping V-columns in the atrium and a structurally glazed façade, and provided demolition drawings for the demolition of an existing Department of Sanitation garage to make way for the new facility.
Dormitory Authority of the State of New York
Ennead Architects (formerly Polshek Partnership)