Since 2000, about $3.8 billion worth of new construction and renovation projects has been completed. Much of this construction was designed to create space needed for academic programs, with the highest priority assigned to classroom and instructional laboratory facilities and to the replacement of temporary or leased space with permanent space. Here are several of the major projects:

Baruch College

The Newman Vertical Campus

This 17-story, 808,000-square-foot campus houses 100 high-technology classrooms and research facilities; a three-level athletics and recreation complex; a student activities center; theaters and an executive conference center; food court; and campus bookstore.

Baruch College vertical campus

Borough of Manhattan Community College

Fiterman Hall Replacement

This new facility replaced former office building that BMCC lost on 9/11. The 390,000-square-foot building contains classrooms, instructional laboratories, computer labs, faculty offices, administrative offices, student/faculty services, building services, and support functions, as well as an art gallery on the main floor.

Fiterman Hall, BMCC

Bronx Community College

North Hall and Library

This new building replaces out-of-date instructional space with much-needed, state-of-the-art classrooms and modern library. The 98,000-square-foot facility has 15 large classrooms and a café on its first floor; the second floor houses the two-story information commons, along with a ring of small group-study rooms and lounge areas; the third story contains book stacks surrounding a balcony that overlooks the reading room.

Bronx Community College library

Brooklyn College

The West Quad building

This glass-fronted building now serves as both a one-stop student services center and the hub of state-of-the-art physical education and recreational facilities. The 145,000-square-foot building includes a fitness center, a competition and auxiliary gymnasium, a seventy five-foot competition pool, racquetball and squash courts, dance studio, multipurpose/volleyball room, and locker rooms.


LaGuardia Hall

This extensive renovation and expansion of Brooklyn College’s original library, whose commanding clock tower serves as the College’s emblem, added computerized classrooms; a New Media Center; and a 145-seat auditorium fully equipped with state-of-the-art video and computer technology.

Brooklyn College quad with library

City College

The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture

Constructed over the framing of a building erected in the 1950s, the 182,000-square-foot architecture school now houses studios, offices, classrooms, an auditorium, a digital design laboratory, an amphitheater, a model shop, a library and an exhibit area in the five-story atrium.

student with a model, The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture

The Towers; a public/private partnership

The first residence hall built at CCCNY, the Towers houses 164 fully furnished suites, accommodating 589 residents.

Student in CCNY dorm

Marshak Science Building New Facade

This project replaced the façade and installed a new curtain wall in the building, which currently houses most of the college’s science research facilities.

Marshak Science Building, CCNY

City Tech

The Namm Hall Facade

Renovation of the facade, including installation of energy-saving windows in the 497,000 square-foot facility.

Namm Hall Facade, New York City College of Technology

College of Staten Island

The Dolphin Cove Residence Hall
Public/Private Partnership

This is the first residence hall at CSI. The two buildings accommodate 454 students.

College of Staten Island - Dolphin Cove residence hall

CUNY Graduate Center

Graduate Student Building

Formerly home to the B. Altman Department store in midtown Manhattan, the 350,000-square-foot landmark building was redesigned as a state-of-the-art facility to meet the needs of doctoral study students at the center.

CUNY Graduate Center library dissertation room

Apartments – Public/Private Partnership

The Graduate Center Apartments are located in East Harlem, adjacent to the new Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. The 55,500-square-foot building, which opened in 2011, has 110 beds, providing attractive and affordable housing for CUNY graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty members.

CUNY Graduate Center Apartments

CUNY School of Law


As a result of a public-private partnership with Citigroup, CUNY School of Law moved from its Flushing Campus to 2 Court Square in Long Island City. The University renovated its 260,000-square-foot condominium into new classrooms, a library, clinic and offices.

CUNY School of Law

Hostos Community College

Dental Hygiene Patient Clinic

The renovation of the college’s 500 Grand Concourse building included the construction of a new 24-chair dental hygiene facility that serves the local Bronx community.

Dental Hygiene instruction, Hostos Community College

Hunter College

School of Social Work

A property in Harlem was purchased to relocate the school from its current leased facility on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, giving the school a permanent, owned facility. This new 147,000-square-foot building includes instructional space, a library, centers and institutes, as well as houses the CUNY School of Public Health and faculty housing.

Silberman School of Social Work

Roosevelt House Renovation

The 21,000-square-foot, historic Roosevelt House was renovated to accommodate the college’s Public Policy Institute and includes an auditorium as well as instructional and administrative space.

Hunter College Roosevelt House auditorium

John Jay College

New multi-use building

This 600,000-square-foot building houses classrooms and lecture halls, modern forensic science labs, instructional and research laboratories, faculty offices, student activities and academic support services, administrative offices, and campus services. Additionally, there is an urban quad on the roof of the five-story base of the building where it connects to Harran Hall.

John Jay College Elevated Campus

Kingsborough Community College

The Academic Village

This 42,000-square-foot complex houses offices and classrooms, including space for tourism and hospitality, continuing education, and counseling programs, as well as a computer lab, childcare center and welcome center.

Academic Village, Kingsborough Community College.

LaGuardia Community College

Center 3

Initial renovations include: One-stop Student Services area, classrooms, faculty offices and building infrastructure completed through a series of projects.

Center 3, LaGuardia Community College

Lehman College

Multimedia Center

This 22,500-square-foot facility now offers a profession-quality production studio as well as a teaching facility for students studying a wide range of disciplines–graphic arts, journalism, film, theater and music. The center also provides a new home for local filmmakers, digital artists, producers, and musicians who need access to a state-of-the-art century facility.

Multimedia Center at Lehman College

New Science Facility, Phase I

This 69,000-square-foot building is the first of a three-phase facility that will create the cornerstone of the sciences at Lehman. Designed to showcase the college’s strength in plant science teaching and research, Phase I includes laboratories for interdisciplinary teaching and research, science learning centers, offices, and a research facility. The project incorporates a number of environmentally sustainable strategies and is the first CUNY building to receive a LEED Gold Rating from the U.S. Green Building Council.

New Science facility, Lehman College

Medgar Evers College

Academic Building I

This building will help meet the college’s severe space deficit, providing state-of-the-art classrooms and computer labs for all disciplines, as well as instructional labs and faculty offices for the School of Science, Health and Technology. The 195,000-square-foot structure also houses the college’s main dining facility.

New Science Building, Medgar Evers College at night

School of Business and Student Support Services Building

The three-story “S” Building provides almost 45,000 square feet of new classrooms and administrative offices.

Medgar Evers School of Business and Student Support Services Building

New York Simulation Center for the Health Sciences

Public/Private Partnership

This joint venture with NYU Langone Medical Center is a 25,000-square-foot ,state-of-the-art first responder, emergency response, and health care simulation training facility located at Bellevue Hospital.

NYU Simulator Center

Queens College

Powdermaker Hall

The renovation of this 216,650-square-foot facility has provided state-of-the-art technology for the college’s major classroom and laboratory building.

Queens College Powdermaker Hall

The Summit Residence Hall; a public-private partnership

The college’s first student residence hall is a 506-bed facility, with three wings of varying stories to complement the heights of the surrounding buildings. The Summit’s design has met Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) requirements for Gold certification.

Summit Residence Hall at Queens College

Remsen Hall Addition and Renovation

A 26,000-square-foot addition to Remsen Hall will house the college’s chemistry instructional laboratories. It provides state-of-the-art, code-compliant and energy-efficient laboratories. In the next phase, other renovations in Remsen Hall will be undertaken to convert vacated spaces to physical, bioorganic, and biochemistry research labs.

Remsen Hall, Queens College

Queensborough Community College

Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives

This 8,000-square-foot renovation and new construction project created a renowned educational center, including an exhibition gallery, archives, resource rooms and offices.

Queensborough Community College Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives

York College

Child Care Center

This 14,500-square-foot facility now provides child care and early childhood education for children of York students. The center, built on the site of the historic St. Monica’s Catholic Church, has eight classrooms, a Parent/Staff Resource Room, a food preparation area and offices.

St. Monica's Church, CHILD AND FAMILY CENTER, at York College