Creative Spaces

Our Building

The Spitzer School of Architecture is housed in a 135,000-square foot, state-of- the-art building designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects. Completed in 2009, the building was a renovation of CCNY’s so-called Y-Building, which once housed the Cohen Library. In addition to studios, classrooms, offices, the Sciame Auditorium, and the iBean Café, facilities include a digital media labs as well as a wood shop and laser lab. The building is centered on a 60-foot-high atrium, containing a gallery on the ground floor. The Architecture Library and Visual Resources Library are housed in the building, as is the J. Max Bond Center on Design for the Just City. The student-designed and -built Solar Roofpod—People’s Choice runner-up in the 2011 Solar Decathlon—is perched on top of the building next to a rooftop amphitheater.

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