Fiterman Hall at BMCC (Borough of Manhattan Community College)

New York, NY


Project Type

Community College



Dormitory Authority of the State of New York

City University of New York



Pei Cobb Freed


Project Scope

In 2001, DGA completed work with Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer on Fiterman Hall: a 230,000 sq. ft., $36 million adaptive reuse of a 1950s-era (original architect: William Lescaze) office building into a new adjunct teaching facility for BMCC, NYC’s largest undergraduate institution. [The 2001 building was severely damaged during the 9/11/01 attack at the WTC only weeks before its grand opening and was subsequently demolished in 2008.] DGA completed construction administration with architects Pei Cobb Freed on a new $325 million, 14-story, 255,000 sq. ft. Fiterman Hall academic (replacement) building. Floors 1-10 opened in August 2012, and floors 11-14 opened in Spring 2013. The building is both LEED Certified and compliant with NYS Executive Order 111. Our scope included developing architectural lighting solutions for 80 “smart” classrooms and computer labs, as well as offices, music rooms, elevator lobbies, main stairs, public areas, library, art gallery, student lounge areas, café, rooftop conference center, and exterior building conditions.


2015 IES Illumination Lighting Award of Merit


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