400 Westchester

Fordham University’s Westchester Campus is an adaptive reuse of an existing three-story commercial building. It establishes a new graduate school in Harrison, NY oriented to continuing education students from Westchester County and the surrounding area.

The building accommodates classrooms, seminar rooms, computer laboratories, departmental offices, a learning resource center, a multipurpose room, and a student lounge. The design also includes configuration of wireless internet throughout the building as well as all audio-visual, furniture, and equipment requirements.

The program spaces are located along the building perimeter facing the wooded surroundings while the primary interior circulation encompasses a landscaped courtyard. By utilizing the transparency of the curtain wall, exterior elements of the unique 1960’s façade are enhanced by the new interior design, further connecting the interior and exterior.

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