Cornell Tech Campus

When a partnership of Cornell University and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology won the New York City-sponsored competition to build an expansive applied sciences campus, AKRF rose to the occasion in preparing a complex, fast-paced Environmental Impact Statement for the $2 billion, 2 million-square-foot project on Roosevelt Island. We also led transportation planning studies for the institution, prepared an island-wide bicycle master plan, and developed conceptual plans to construct a bicycle-only ramp to the Roosevelt Island Bridge. Prior to awarding the contract to Cornell-Technion, the New York City Economic Development Corporation retained AKRF to conduct environmental site assessments and infrastructure assessments of three potential campus sites, and we ultimately provided design review support services related to gas and electrical service coordination with Con Edison once Roosevelt Island was selected.

  • 2019 AIA Honor Award for Regional & Urban Design
  • 2019 ULI Global Award for Excellence
  • 2019 Society of American Registered Architects Design Award of Honor
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