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!
Unitized Curtain Wall
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
Turner Construction Company