44: Wedge Window | John A. Paulson Center at NYU

52m 16s |
In this episode, Cherise is joined by William Paxson of Davis Brody Bond and Richard Maimon of KieranTimberlake. Will Paxson is a partner at Davis Brody Bond and leads the design of the firm’s technologically complex academic projects, exploring innovations that encourage interdisciplinary collaboration and interaction. Richard Maimon is a partner at KieranTimberlake and collaborates across disciplines to achieve the integration and consensus needed to address some of architecture’s most urgent issues.

Richard and Will share insights into their work on the John A. Paulson Center at NYU in New York. The architectural team of Davis Brody Bond and KieranTimberlake worked with NYU on the new 735,000-square-foot mixed-use academic building.

The building sets a new paradigm for multi-use facilities at NYU, optimizing interactions between diverse student groups and academic disciplines. The Paulson Center includes classrooms, informal study spaces, performing arts theaters, rehearsal and practice rooms, varsity sports facilities, a recreational gymnasium, and a café, as well as faculty and first-year student housing.

This project had unique challenges and opportunities:
strict zoning requirements,
developing cohesive and clear circulation for such a diverse use of space,
unique façade design that takes advantage of the 360-degree relationship to the community,
and much more!
Topics Discussed:
Green Roofs
Fritted Glass
Unitized Curtain Wall
Precast Plank
American Ash Wood

Credit: Davis Brody Bond | KieranTimberlake / Connie Zhou

Davis Brody Bond / KieranTimberlake

Civil/Geotechnical - Langan Engineering and Environmental Services
MEP - Bard, Rao + Athanas Consulting Engineers, P.C.
Structural - Severud Associates

Acoustics/AV/IT/Security - Cerami & Associates
Athletics - Sasaki
Aquatics - Counsilman-Hunsaker
Code/Life Safety - Code Consultants Inc.
Cost - Dharam Consulting
Elevators - Van Deusen & Associates
Envelope - Heintges Consulting Architects Engineers, P.C.
Expediting Design - 2147
Façade Maintenance - Lerch Bates
FF&E - Spacesmith
Food Services - Davella Studios
Graphics - Pentagram
Landscape Architect - Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates
Lighting - Tillotson Design Associates
Materials Handling - Kleinfelder
Performance Acoustics/AV - Jaffe Holden
Roofing/Waterproofing - Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.
Sustainability - Atelier Ten
Theater - Fisher Dachs Associates

Construction Manager
Turner Construction Company


Cherise Lakeside, FCSI, CDT  image
Cherise Lakeside, FCSI, CDT
Senior Spec Writer | RDH Building Science
William Paxson image
William Paxson
Principal | David Brody Bond
Richard Maimon image
Richard Maimon
Partner | KieranTimberlake