Construction Update: Cornell Tech Executive Education Center and Graduate Hotel

Superstructure has topped out and facade panel installation is underway at Cornell Tech’s Verizon Executive Education Center and Graduate Hotel. Designed by Snohetta, the project includes a 18-story hotel and an adjacent 4-story structure for academic conferences, executive programs and academic workshops.

The hotel will be operated by Graduate Hotels, a chain that operates in college towns throughout the United States. Graduate Roosevelt Island will offer 196 rooms for visiting families, academics and visitors in town for campus conventions and events. Amenities will include a restaurant, rooftop bar, and flexible event space.

Looking up at the east facade of the Hotel.

Northeast corner of the Hotel.

The House at Cornell Tech (left) and the Graduate Hotel (right) from the East River.

Facade installation is nearing completion at the executive education center, which consists of floor to ceiling glass panels with wood and metal vertical fins for sun mitigation.

Looking up at the south facade of the Executive Education Center.

Architects: Snohetta; Client: Cornell Tech with AJ Capital Partners; Program: Hotel, Conference and Meeting; Location: Roosevelt Island, New York, NY; Completion: 2019.