Houston, United States
Under one roof
John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s new building provides all the functions of a traditional college campus within a single city block. The 625,000-square-foot building doubles the size of John Jay’s existing facilities by adding classrooms, laboratories, auditoriums, faculty offices, and student lounges. The new building addresses the College’s need for instructional and social spaces and creates a unified academic presence for the institution.
John Jay College, part of the City University of New York since 1964, educates 15,000 students annually in emergency response, forensic psychology, and cyber security. Before the construction of the new building, the college was primarily located in Haaren Hall, an early-20th century building fronting 10th Avenue, and in North Hall, a former shoe factory on West 59th Street. The college had been steadily expanding for some time and, after the September 11th attacks on New York, enrollment increased dramatically to the point where the school outgrew its facilities. The new building is a critical component of John Jay’s growth and a symbol of its transformation into a senior college of The City University of New York system.