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How To Plan a Campus For an Island

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Source: CityLab

School is now in session at Cornell Tech, the Ivy League university’s highly anticipated engineering campus on Roosevelt Island in New York City...

All of this fits into a single master plan by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. The firm was brought on board by Cornell back in 2010 to help them put together what ended up being a winning proposal. SOM has a long history of developing university plans, but Cornell Tech’s location and goals are rather unconventional. CityLab spoke with SOM design partner Roger Duffy about the campus today and how it should evolve under the plan he helped put together for it.

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