Down the block from the Silver Complex is the Center for Genomics and Systems Biology. This interdisciplinary facility rises behind the facades of three 120-year-old buildings, enabling an otherwise new building to blend into historic Greenwich Village. Demolition of the existing interiors and new construction proceeded in phases, building out the new facility from back to front to connect to the preserved facades. EYP partnered with Ennead to expand the building from six to eight floors and added a mechanical penthouse and rooftop greenhouse.
Within the facility, flexible, open-plan laboratories efficiently co-locate more than 100 genomics and bioinformatics scientists from NYU and peer institutions. Maximizing the tight building footprint, the design creates an innovative vertical community, where glass stairways and informal spaces foster interaction among working groups on different floors.
EYP was Executive and Collaborating Architect in association with Ennead Architects.
NYU is at the forefront of cutting-edge genomics research with a world-class faculty and a revolutionary facility.
The new 71,000 GSF building creates an identity that merges history and modernity, honoring its historic fabric and setting while celebrating the future-oriented perspective of science.