Construction is well underway on the expansion of Rockefeller University in the Lenox Hill neighborhood on the Upper East Side. Designed by Vinoly, the project straddles the FDR highway with a prefab structure whose modules have been brought to the site by barge. This five-story main structure, which spans the highway for four blocks from East 64th to East 68th Street, will house laboratory research facilities and be known as the Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Research Building. A dining commons, academic center, conference center, and gardens will be located atop the research facility.
Architect: Vinoly; Structural Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti; MEP/FP Engineer: Bard, Rao + Athanas Engineers; Landscape Architect: Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects; Client: The Rockefeller University; Program: Education; Location: Upper East Side, New York, NY; Completion: 2019.