Dattner Architects is proud to announce that two of our projects won awards for Excellence in Development from the Urban Land Institute-New York. Revealed during last night’s 2019 ULI-NY’s Awards Gala, Essex Crossing Phase 1 won in the Mixed-Use category and Columbia University’s new Manhattanville Campus Phase 1 won in the Institutional Development category. Both projects represent developments that are transforming New York and designed to ensure positive impacts in their communities for generations to come. They were recognized as being “exceptional development projects that exemplify ULI New York’s mission and values,” including innovation, responsible land use, and beneficial community impact.
Essex Crossing is a 1.9 million square foot development in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, encompassing over 1,000 new residences, 400,000 square feet of office space, and 450,000 square feet of retail.
“Essex Crossing is a testament to how holistic planning with community partners can yield transformative mixed-use projects, and we are honored for this recognition.” – Don Capoccia, partner at Delancey Street Associates and Principal at BFC Partners.
Located at 175 Delancey Street, the Goldin – designed by Dattner Architects – was one of the first buildings to be completed as part of the transformative development. The 15-story building includes senior apartments. Named after longtime LES housing activist, Frances Goldin, the 100 one-bedroom units are compact but bright with modern and elegant finishes. The residential tower is located on top of a five-story with rooftop gardens, one of which is reserved for the residents, the other shared with the senior center. The design and planning of 175 Delancey is intended to change the perception of affordable senior housing. A variety of senior-oriented support programs, including cultural, social, and medical, are present in the building – allowing residents to live independently, even if their mobility diminishes.
Dattner Architects also designed all the spaces at the base of the building including an Ambulatory Care Center, the GrandLo Café, and social service and administrative spaces for Grand Street Settlement and Henry Street Settlement.
The Goldin at Essex Crossing was developed by Delancey Street Associates – a joint venture of L+M Development Partners, BFC Partners, and Taconic Investment Partners.
Columbia University-Manhattanville is a 17-acre urban campus in Morningside Heights. Phase 1 comprises of three new buildings, the Jerome L. Greene Science Center, Lenfest Center, and Forum. The Forum was designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop with Dattner Architects as Executive Architect; it serves as a welcoming and transparent gateway to the Manhattanville campus. Triangular in plan, this new academic conference center spans three levels above and one level below grade with the main lobby and retail space establishing an “Urban Layer” at the street level.
Conceived to encourage and support opportunities for collaboration across disciplines and between thought-leaders from all over the world, the Forum features a state-of-the-art 437-seat auditorium to host academic conferences, meetings, and symposia. Additional break-out and meeting rooms, faculty offices, and open gathering spaces – including a public garden, café, and information center – provide generous shared meeting space. The Forum was recently certified LEED Gold.
“This new campus is a once-in-a-century opportunity to expand one of the greatest universities in the world and to do so in ways that reflect modern sensibilities about design, the academic mission, and the relationships with local communities and neighborhoods.” – Lee C. Bollinger, Columbia University President. This open, collaborative urban campus is changing how the university researches, teaches, and communicates.