Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

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Female, Latinx, Asian/Pacific Islander owned

New York, NY


Law School and Residence Hall, Fordham University Lincoln Center Campus

Occupying an exceptional site just south of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, this competition-winning design is the first project of Fordham’s ambitious 24-year master plan to transform its Lincoln Center campus.

The 22-story building, clad in a curtain wall of architectural precast panels, metal, and glass, is shaped with a series of undulating arcs to make an engaging gesture toward Lincoln Center while providing a distinctive identity for the Law School. With an abundance of glass and light, the new building creates a collegial environment for students and faculty that welcomes the public and reflects the Law School’s tradition of civic responsibility.

In addition to classrooms, lecture halls, and seminar and conference rooms, the 468,000-square-foot building features a skylit atrium, a moot and trial court facility, and a 90,000-volume law library. The Residence Hall includes five integrated learning center suites, a dance studio, entertainment rooms, and a dining hall.

SITE: South of Lincoln Center and Damrosch Park, on 62nd Street between Columbus and Amsterdam avenues

COMPONENTS: Moot and Trial Courtrooms, Law Library, Law Clinic, tiered classrooms, event spaces, student and faculty dining, faculty and staff offices.

CLIENT: Fordham University

PCF&P SERVICES: Architecture; exterior envelope; interior design



International Architecture Award
Chicago Athenaeum / European Centre, 2016

Design Award of Honor
Society of American Registered Architects, 2015

Excelsior Award for Public Architecture
American Institute of Architects, New York State Chapter, 2016

Winning Site: Built by Women New York City
Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation, 2014

Award of Honor
Society of American Registered Architects, New York Council, 2015

Outstanding Project, Higher Education
Greater New York Construction User Council, 2017

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Status: Built
Location: New York, New York