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September 9, 2021

We are pleased to celebrate the groundbreaking at the new Harlem Meer Center. Mitchell Giurgola is working in collaboration with Susan T Rodriguez | Architecture • Design and the Central Park Conservancy on the transformation of the site at the northern end of Central Park into a contemporary recreation facility that is seamlessly integrated into the landscape. The project is expected to be completed for the 2024 summer...


August 31, 2021

In the span of 3 months, Mitchell Giugola transformed an old laboratory space at Mount Sinai’s downtown campus into a high-volume COVID-19 test processing center with the power to analyze 100,000 saliva tests a day. The Mount Sinai Health System created a Coronavirus testing program with the nonprofit Pershing Square Foundation and KIPP NYC, a network of 15 charter schools, to implement a saliva-based testing program for students, teachers and staff. The...


June 17, 2021

Congratulations to Teresita Fernandez and Camber Studio on receiving an NYC Public Design Comission Excellence in Design Award for Paradise Parados! The artwork will be a permanent feature at the Robert W. Wilson Sculpture Terrace at BAM Strong, enriching the experience of the outdoor space designed by Mitchell Giurgola as part of the BAM Strong renovation. We look forward to seeing the project come to life and enhance BAM’s presence in the Downtown Brooklyn...


June 11, 2021

We are thrilled that our collaboration with Susan T Rodriguez | Architecture • Design and the Central Park Conservancy at the Harlem Meer was recognized by the NYC Public Design Commission in their 39th Annual Awards for Excellence in Design! The transformation of the Harlem Meer is the capstone project of the Central Park Conservancy's campaign to restore Central Park and will reshape an aging and cumbersome facility into a vital community resource that blends...


April 22, 2021

The MG-designed BAM Strong project for the Brooklyn Academy of Music was recognized with a Merit Award in the 2021 United States Institute for Theatre Technology's Architecture Awards. The internationally recognized awards program honors excellence in the design of theatre projects for creative image, contextual resonance, community contribution, explorations in new technologies, and functional operations. To learn more about BAM Strong click...


April 1, 2021

We are pleased to share that Mitchell Giurgola has been working in close collaboration with NK Architects and Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine on a 165,000 SF facility anchoring the new West Side life sciences hub. The facility located at 787 Eleventh Avenue spans three floors that will accommodate a wide range of state-of-the-art biomedical research and includes a vivarium, genomics and proteomics core facilities, and associated infrastructure. We are...


February 3, 2021

The MG designed renovation of 370 Jay Street was recognized with an Adaptive Reuse / Historic Preservation Excellence Award in the 2020 AIA BKLYN Design Awards. The project turned an abandoned mid-century office building in downtown Brooklyn into NYU’s new hub for media, technology, and the arts. 370 Jay street proves that it is possible to achieve LEED Platinum by transforming an existing building into a high-performing contemporary structure. Despite common...


December 23, 2020

We are excited to share that 370 Jay Street was recognized in the AIA New York State 2020 Design Awards with a Citation in the Adaptive Reuse & Historic Preservation category. The jury commented "High marks for the degree of challenge. This building would have been demolished at another time." 370 Jay Street was originally built in 1948 to serve as the headquarters for the Metropolitan Transit Authority. The MG designed renovation transformed the virtually...


October 26, 2020

We are pleased to announce that the Mitchell Giurgola designed renovation of NYU's 370 Jay Street has been recognized with a 2020 American Architecture Award by the Chicago Athenaeum. Now in its 26th year, the American Architecture Awards program is among the nation’s highest and most prestigious building awards that honor new and cutting-edge design in the United...


August 27, 2020

We are thrilled to share that the Mitchell Giurgola designed BAM Strong project for the Brooklyn Academy of Music has been recognized in the 2020 ENR New York Awards as the Cultural/Worship Best Project. Redevelopment of the Harvey Theater and new construction and renovation of the two adjacent properties provides state-of-the-art infrastructure, theater technology and improvements to the patron experience. The resulting unified complex is a key feature of the NYC...


August 7, 2020

We are delighted to announce the promotion of Jillian Sheedy to the level of Partner. Jillian has been with Mitchell Giurgola for over 20 years and has been an instrumental leader on many of the most complex, challenging and successful projects in the firm's portfolio including the Joan and Joel Smilow Research Center at the NYU School of Medicine, the Collaborative Research Center at Rockefeller University and most recently the 370 Jay Street Renovation at New...


July 14, 2020

MG Partner Carol Loewenson participated in The Plan Magazine's Virtual Summer Forum "REinvest: The Future of Real Estate and Design" Panel Discussion. She spoke on the importance of critical social infrastructure and presented the Mitchell Giurgola designed Brooklyn Public Library Sunset Park Branch as a case study. Once complete, the new library and affordable housing site will serve the diverse Sunset Park community including many non-native English speakers,...


July 2, 2020

Architectural Record featured Mitchell Giurgola’s paper on K-12 schools after coronavirus. MG Partner Paul Broches was interviewed by Laura Raskin and elaborated on our ideas for how schools might reopen in the Fall. “What we tried to posit was a very simple program that suggested a partnership between the Department of Health, the DOE, and the design community. As an urban designer, I think of the schoolhouse as the primary anchor of the community.” Click...


May 28, 2020

In response to the urgent need to reopen K-12 schools after the COVID-19 pandemic, Mitchell Giurgola developed a study on how merging healthcare and learning at primary and secondary schools will have enormous benefits to civic life and will give schools added importance as anchors to all people in their neighborhoods. Using the firm's expertise in designing K-12 facilities, we examined what the impact of reopening may look like at the scale of the city, the school...


May 5, 2020

We are excited to share that Mitchell Giurgola is a part of the 2020 Green Good Design 100 for recognition of NYU's 370 Jay Street. Established by the Chicago Athenaeum, the program focuses "on the most important new international products and buildings and construction and planning projects that are leading the global way to a design that is fully sustainable and compatible with the highest standards of good environment." We are pleased that our collaboration with...


April 3, 2020

We are pleased to share that two MG projects, the Engineering & Science Building at the University of Connecticut and the New Physics Department at New York University, have been recognized as finalists in the Lab Manager Design Excellence Awards. The first annual awards program honors excellence in research laboratory design, planning, and construction and celebrates the best new projects within the lab design community. Both projects will be profiled in...


March 4, 2020

We are proud to announce that MG Partner James Braddock has been elevated to the 2020 class of AIA Fellows, the AIA's highest membership honor awarded to those who have made exceptional contributions to the practice and to society. Throughout 35 years of practice, Jim has devoted much effort to the artful design of laboratories and other complex spaces. His work is recognized for synthesizing technical requirements with human needs and aspirations, and for creating...


March 4, 2020

The AIANY.org's Featured Member column published a profile on MG Partner Carol Loewenson. The interview, released on March 4th, covers a variety of topics including what is influencing Carol's work right now and how she defines an architect's role within our culture today. Click here to read the full...


December 9, 2019

We are pleased to share that the AIA New York State Chapter has honored MG Partner Carol Loewenson with the 2019 President's Award. The President's Award recognizes an AIANYS member who, through outstanding efforts of professional competence in nontraditional areas of architectural practice, has demonstrated lasting influence and raised the standards of professional performance and increased the recognition of professional competence by others. We are grateful...


December 5, 2019

NYU's 370 Jay Street was recognized with an Honorable Mention in the Green Building Category of the Architect's Newspaper Best of Design Awards. 370 Jay Street is a model for progressive sustainability, energy efficiency, and practical implementable solutions. The design team's expertise, coupled with NYU's commitment to sustainable design and innovative building program, ensured a rigorous and thorough approach to integrated environmental building design. The...


November 21, 2019

On November 20, the National Academy hosted the opening reception of At the CORE: New Members of the National Academy of Design featuring work by MG Partner Paul Broches, FAIA, and thirty other recently elected National Academicians. The exhibit includes the MG-design renovation of the Humanities Building at Long Island University's Brooklyn Campus. Originally built as a shoe manufacturing factory, the building was transformed into the Fine and Performing Arts...


November 14, 2019

On Thursday, November 14th, MG Partner Paul Broches and Senior Associate Jillian Sheedy presented "A Model for Adaptive Reuse: The Collaborative Research Center at Rockefeller University" during the NYC Builds Bio+ November Quarterly Breakfast. The program focused on new developments at the University including the new River Campus designed by Rafael Vinoly Architects, as well as how the University has thoughtfully transformed its existing structures into...


November 1, 2019

On November 1st, New York University's 370 Jay Street was recognized with a 2019 SARA National Design Award of Honor in Sustainable Design. 370 Jay Street sets the standard for high-performance adaptive reuse buildings as one of only four LEED Platinum Core and Shell projects in New York City. Its groundbreaking sustainability initiatives including facade renovation, exterior shading devices, daylight harvesting, and all new infrastructure have transformed the once...


October 28, 2019

We are excited to share that the MG-designed Court Officers Academy was recognized as a published project in the 2019 AIA Justice Facilities Review. The project involved the transformation of three neglected buildings in Brooklyn into the primary New York State training center for more than 4,000 court officers committed to serving the state court system. During the 2019 Fall AAJ Conference on October 25th, MG Partners Carol Loewenson and Stephen Dietz and...


October 18, 2019

On Thursday, October 17th, MG Partner Carol Loewenson spoke on the Transforming Brooklyn's Libraries Through Design Panel. As part of the Center for Architecture's 2019 Archtober events, the panel comprised of several architects who are working to improve the Brooklyn Public Library System. Ms. Loewensen presented MG's design for the new Sunset Park Library that is part of an affordable housing project that broke ground earlier this year. This shared-use model will...


October 16, 2019

On Tuesday, October 15th, the Brooklyn Academy of Music celebrated the opening of BAM Strong and the start of the 2019 Next Wave Festival. The Mitchell Giurgola designed renovation and expansion of the Fulton Street location now has new amenities including BAM's first dedicated visual art gallery, an outdoor sculpture terrace, and a patron lounge. We are excited and proud to be collaborators with BAM on this important project aimed to strengthen their presence in...


October 3, 2019

On October 3rd, the MG-designed Engineering & Science Building at the University of Connecticut was recognized with a 2019 CT Green Building Council Institutional Award of Merit. The LEED Silver certified project has transformed the experience for UConn's Engineering students by providing a state-of-the-art home for some of the University's most rapidly growing research fields. The design incorporates a number of sustainability features including a...


September 23, 2019

Mitchell Giurgola is pleased to be working in collaboration with Susan T Rodriguez | Architecture • Design and the Central Park Conservancy to reimagine Central Park’s Lasker Rink and Pool. Originally constructed in 1966, the Lasker Rink and Pool has become an unsightly barrier at the northern end of Central Park. Designs were unveiled on September 18th calling for the transformation of the site into a contemporary recreation facility, seamlessly integrated...


September 11, 2019

Mitchell Giurgola was pleased to submit for the Big Ideas for Small Lots NYC design competition for small-scale, urban infill housing. Energized by the challenge of designing affordable housing on underutilized City-owned land, the MG team designed a net zero, hyper-efficient solution that emphasizes green social spaces, natural light, and sustainable materials. Hosted by the AIA New York and the NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development, you can...


June 19, 2019

On June 18th, New York University’s 370 Jay Street was recognized with 2019 SARA New York Design Award of Honor. The project involved transforming an abandoned mid-century office building in downtown Brooklyn into NYU's new hub for media, technology, and the...


June 12, 2019

On Wednesday, June 12th, MG Partner James Braddock spoke on the panel "Case Studies for Life Sciences Development: How the Shifting Location and Nature of Work in Life Science Clusters is Changing" at the 2019 Life Sciences Real Estate Development Symposium. Mr. Braddock presented notable MG projects, including the Collaborative Research Center at Rockefeller University and NYU's 370 Jay Street, and discussed how these state-of-the-art renovations were designed to...


June 8, 2019

On Saturday, June 8th, Mitchell Giurgola partners Carol Loewenson and Stephen Dietz participated in panel discussions at the AIA Conference on Architecture 2019 in Las Vegas: Sustainable Transformation: Public-Private Partnership Leads the Way NYU's 370 Jay Street was presented as a case study for sustainable adaptive reuse. Mr. Dietz and Ms. Loewenson engaged in conversation with Lynne P. Brown, Senior Vice President for University Relations and Public Affairs...


April 17, 2019

On Wednesday, April 17, MG Partner Carol Loewenson spoke in a panel discussion on 'Re-Envisioning 21st Century Public Libraries & Affordable Housing.' The panel focused on the new Sunset Park Library and affordable housing project that broke ground earlier this year. This shared-use model, as made possible by the Fifth Avenue Committee and Brooklyn Public Library, will be the first of its kind in New York City. Mitchell Giurgola is currently working on the new...


January 25, 2019

We are excited to share that third phase of construction has begun on the Brooklyn Academy of Music's (BAM) Fulton Street Redevelopment Project. The project will knit together three adjacent properties on Fulton Street in Downtown Brooklyn into a lively cultural destination for audiences, artists and neighbors. This phase of construction will include renovations to public spaces: lobby, lounge, art gallery, cafe and retail space. The façade will be restored and a...


January 16, 2019

New York University's 370 Jay Street received a 2019 AIANY Design Award of Honor in the Sustainability Category. As one of four LEED v.2009 Platinum certified Core and Shell projects in New York City, the project proves that it is possible to bring an abandoned structure back to life as a high-performing, sustainable building that is also a vibrant urban hub for innovation. 370 Jay Street and all of the winning projects will be on display in the 2019 AIANY Design...


December 17, 2018

This week Episode #81 of the US Modernist Radio Podcast features the FDR Four Freedoms Park. MG Partner Paul Broches spoke with Host George Smart while touring through the park shortly after the memorial welcomed its 1 millionth visitor since opening in 2012. You can listen to the podcast HERE and on all major podcast platforms for more insight on the project’s rich history and MG’s involvement in realizing Louis Kahn’s...


October 20, 2018

On October 20th at the Perez Art Museum in Miami, the Mitchell Giurgola-designed Adler Center and G-Wing Renovation at Ramapo College was recognized with a 2018 SARA National Design Award of Merit. The Adler Center for Nursing Excellence was designed as a highly transparent, light colored counterpoint to the dark brick of the G-Wing building, which houses state-of-the-art laboratories and classrooms for the sciences. With a prominent site at the main campus entry,...


October 9, 2018

The two new Mitchell-Giurgola designed International Schools were officially opened on October 9, 2018. The new facilities are the latest addition to the SHAPE International School campus in Mons, Belgium, providing education to children of military personnel stationed locally. The campus currently serves the needs of children from more than 17 allied...


September 24, 2018

On Monday, September 24th, MG Partners Carol Loewensen and Steve Dietz presented 370 Jay Street as a case study during NYU in Brooklyn: Designing an Academic Frontier at the Center for Architecture. The presentation included perspectives from Regina Meyer, President of the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, Seth Pinksy, former President of the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), and Lynn Brown, Senior VP for University Relations and Public Affairs...


June 29, 2018

Tradeline speaks with MG Partner James Braddock to discuss the Mitchell Giurgola and Goody Clancy-designed renovation of UCONN’s Gant Science Complex. Originally built in the early 70s, the Gant Science Complex is being transformed from an outdated and environmentally inefficient building into a state-of-the-art teaching center for the 21st century. Read the full article...


June 21, 2018

At this year’s A’18 Conference on Architecture, MG Partner Paul Broches served as a panelist alongside Jay Bargmann of Viñoly and Todd Schliemann of Ennead to discuss innovative urban design strategies used to integrate biomedical facilities into the dense urban fabric of New York City. The talk titled ‘A Tower, A Bridge, A Landmark: Three New York Laboratories,’ featured Mitchell Giurgola’s Collaborative Research Center at Rockefeller University as...


June 20, 2018

MG Partner Paul Broches and Senior Associate Jillian Sheedy led a tour of the Collaborative Research Center at Rockefeller University for this year’s AIA Conference on Architecture. The ‘bridging’ building links two 80-year-old medical research buildings to create a unified, state-of-the-art facility designed to facilitate interdisciplinary research and...


June 11, 2018

On June 11, Gov. Dannel Malloy, UConn President Susan Herbst, students, faculty, and industry partners are gathering at the University of Connecticut’s Storrs campus to celebrate the opening of the new, five-story Engineering & Science Building. The state-of-the-art facility designed by Mitchell Giurgola provides a home for some of the University’s most rapidly growing research fields, accommodating a wide range of wet and dry engineering and science...


May 24, 2018

Get a closer look into the Engineering & Science Building at UConn. Designed as a dramatic counterpoint to the traditional masonry buildings on campus, the transparent research building places the sophisticated engineering and genomics work happening inside on display. Click here to watch the full project...


April 25, 2018

The newly renovated NYU Physics Department was recognized with an ACEC Engineering Excellence Award at the Platinum Level! The project, designed by Mitchell Giurgola and engineered by Loring, met the incredible challenge to create an expandable mechanical plant for heavy science on the top of an existing building, all while...


March 15, 2018

Mitchell Giurgola is pleased to introduce its new visual identity! A vibrant graphic design that reflects our forward-thinking studio while honoring the long-standing legacy of the...


March 12, 2018

On March 12th, Carol Loewenson, FAIA and Stephen Dietz, AIA presented our work on the Center III Building at LaGuardia Community College at the Façade Tectonics 2018 World Congress is Los Angeles. The presentation, “Terracotta 1912 to 2018: Center Three Case Study,” explored our use of a contemporary terracotta curtain-wall system to create a high performance sustainable façade for a 100-year-old, one million square-foot...


October 23, 2017

On Friday, October 20th, the Mitchell Giurgola-designed SHAPE Elementary, Middle and High School Complex was recognized with a Design Award of Honor by the 2017 SARA National Design Awards program. The 21.5 acre campus located in Mons, Belgium includes four new state-of-the-art facilities and is home to children of military personnel from over eighteen nations across the...


October 20, 2017

At last night’s AIA 53rd Annual Archi Awards ceremony, the Mitchell Giurgola-designed New Computer Science Building at Stony Brook University was recognized with a 2017 Excellence in Architecture Award in the category of Institutional / Educational! The project provides state-of-the-art graduate and undergraduate teaching and research laboratories for research in topics such as visualization and graphics; wireless and mobile computing; cybersecurity; and...


October 4, 2017

Mitchell Giurgola Partner Jim Braddock is currently designing the Cyro Electron Microscope laboratory renovation for the recently-named Nobel Laureate Dr. Joachim Frank of Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Frank was recognized early this morning with a 2017 Nobel Prize in...


May 17, 2017

On May 16th, the Mitchell Giurgola-designed Stocking Hall Rehabilitation and Addition at Cornell University was recognized with a 2017 AIA New York State Excelsior Honor Award for Public Architecture. The annual awards program recognized thirteen publicly funded projects from New York State that “exemplify design and excellence in the public sector and provide a model of excellence for future state-funded building...


May 8, 2017

On May 8th, Mitchell Giurgola Partner Carol Loewenson, FAIA spoke with LaGuardia Community College’s Community of Scholars students as a panelist at the college’s Pathways to Success speaker...


March 28, 2017

Romaldo Giurgola’s work is currently on display alongside the work of Louis Kahn and Robert Venturi as part of a new exhibit at the University of Pennsylvania called “What was the Philadelphia School?” The month-long exhibit runs from March 17 through April 17 and features more than 50 models and drawings. For more information, please see the Architect’s Newspaper’s coverage of the exhibition linked...


March 22, 2017

On March 22nd, the New York Times named the Mitchell Giurgola renovation of NYU’s 370 Jay Street in Downtown Brooklyn as one of three major projects transforming higher education in New York City: “Focusing on advanced technology and the sciences, these projects […] are aimed at helping the city lure and retain people to compete with places like Silicon Valley and Boston.” Click here to read the full...


March 21, 2017

Mitchell Giurgola Partner Paul Broches, FAIA, is serving as a committee member for the nineteenth annual Berkeley Prize Essay Competition. Originally established in 1998, the Berkeley Prize competition was created to promote the investigation of architecture as a social art. Students enrolled in any accredited undergraduate architecture program are invited to submit an essay on a topic selected by the committee. The winning essays will be announced next...