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This far-reaching assignment, for which Plaza has served variously as construction manager and general contractor, consists of 150 individual projects for NYU's sprawling urban campus. The work has encompassed demolition and renovation of existing structures, many historic, as well as infrastructure and new building construction. Select projects within our NYU campus portfolio include the following:

Departments of Economics and Politics (269 Mercer Street; 100,00 SF): Managed construction of redesigned building including a lecture hall, classroom with stadium-style seating, lobby and lounge as well as infrastructure for two of the University's largest social science departments.

Gallatin School of Individualized Study (715 - 719 Broadway; 32,000 SF): Interior fit-out involving demolition and renovation of three existing structures. LEED Certified Gold.

Hayden Hall Cafeteria (33 Washington Square West; 10,000 SF): New cafeteria serving faculty and students from Hayden Hall as well as dorms and faculty residences throughout the Washington Square vicinity. Awarded Top Project of 2009 by The Greater New York Construction User Council.

Linguistics School (10 Washington Place; 22,000 SF): Renovation of entire building from subcellar through upper roof level, including major infrastructure and structural work to the wood joist building, a new mechanical unit on the roof, and new build-outs for each floor.

Elmer Homes Bobst Library (70 Washington Square South; 20,000 SF): Extensive renovations and interior build-outs for a 12-story library building, the flagship of NYU's 8-library system. All work was conducted while the library operated on a 24/7 basis.

14th Street Dormitory (110 E. 14th St.; 215,000 SF): Constructed new dormitory while meeting several construction challenges including existing site conditions and heavy neighborhood traffic, all of which had to be addressed during the planning stages.

School of Law (89 W. 3rd St.; 170,000 SF): New building with two cellar levels and 10 floors of classrooms, administrative and law offices, meeting/seminar areas and faculty housing. Proximity to historic landmarks required delicate underpinning of the adjoining structures during the excavation and foundation phase.

Steinhardt School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (665 Broadway; 15,000 SF): Interior build-out including offices, learning center and custom soundproof isolation booth.

Tisch School of Arts (719-721-725 Broadway; 30,000 SF): Renovation and interior fit-out, including demolition and renovation of the sixth floor of 719, 721 and 725 Broadway. The fifth floor of 721 Broadway was refurbished for installation of a new mechanical room, major HVAC infrastructure and architectural work. Work on the sixth floor included five screening rooms, two projection rooms, offices, classrooms and two elevator lobbies.

Wagner School of Public Service (295 Lafayette Street; 60,000 SF): Renovation of the historic Puck Building to create new space including offices, lecture rooms and student lounges on two levels. More than a century of remodeling had resulted in three structures combined into one. In order to create a level surface, we installed both floors over a raised floor system. We also coordinated the installation of mechanical rooms and exterior louvers while maintaining the building's landmark status.


Uphold a prestigious university's reputation as a great research university with state-of-the-art facilities, while maintaining the character of historic buildings. Plaza worked with NYU to develop a long-term strategy consisting of master planning and long-range budgeting.


In the pre-planning stages and throughout each project's lifecycle, Plaza devised strategies to accomplish strategic goals for the campus on buildings intended for a wide variety of uses. Working with NYU's Office of Construction Management, we met the university's needs for continued access to the buildings through the duration of each project.

“The Plaza team even went as far as to study my previous punch lists to familiarize themselves with my own personal construction pet-peeves.” Kevin M. Lackey
Beyer Blinder Belle
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