H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture designed the New York Academy of Sciences new offices, on the 40th floor of 7 World Trade Center. The Academy was the first tenant to move into the first new high-rise under construction in downtown Manhattan since 9/11. Constructing the space on the 40th floor required complex construction coordination.  The project’s design challenge lies in conveying the Academy’s distinguished heritage while establishing a contemporary and efficient environment for its forward-looking activities.  To accommodate public and private functions, the Academy’s plan is bisected.  The eastern portion is devoted to public areas, containing reception space, “break-out” areas, the president’s office, and three meeting rooms of varied sizes, which can hold groups from 30 to 296 people. These flexible spaces are equipped with the latest audio-visual technology for scientific presentations, as well as furniture which can easily be re-arranged to meet a variety of needs. The western half of the floor consists of work and support areas for the staff.  These include enclosed offices distinguished by full-height perimeter glass walls, conference rooms, utility spaces, and open workstations.  A circulation corridor at the west wall runs through office areas, insuring every staff member has a spectacular view of the city.    A gallery contains space for the exhibition of artworks relative to projects identified by the Academy’s programs.
       
     
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 H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture designed the New York Academy of Sciences new offices, on the 40th floor of 7 World Trade Center. The Academy was the first tenant to move into the first new high-rise under construction in downtown Manhattan since 9/11. Constructing the space on the 40th floor required complex construction coordination.  The project’s design challenge lies in conveying the Academy’s distinguished heritage while establishing a contemporary and efficient environment for its forward-looking activities.  To accommodate public and private functions, the Academy’s plan is bisected.  The eastern portion is devoted to public areas, containing reception space, “break-out” areas, the president’s office, and three meeting rooms of varied sizes, which can hold groups from 30 to 296 people. These flexible spaces are equipped with the latest audio-visual technology for scientific presentations, as well as furniture which can easily be re-arranged to meet a variety of needs. The western half of the floor consists of work and support areas for the staff.  These include enclosed offices distinguished by full-height perimeter glass walls, conference rooms, utility spaces, and open workstations.  A circulation corridor at the west wall runs through office areas, insuring every staff member has a spectacular view of the city.    A gallery contains space for the exhibition of artworks relative to projects identified by the Academy’s programs.
       
     

H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture designed the New York Academy of Sciences new offices, on the 40th floor of 7 World Trade Center. The Academy was the first tenant to move into the first new high-rise under construction in downtown Manhattan since 9/11. Constructing the space on the 40th floor required complex construction coordination.

The project’s design challenge lies in conveying the Academy’s distinguished heritage while establishing a contemporary and efficient environment for its forward-looking activities. 
To accommodate public and private functions, the Academy’s plan is bisected.  The eastern portion is devoted to public areas, containing reception space, “break-out” areas, the president’s office, and three meeting rooms of varied sizes, which can hold groups from 30 to 296 people. These flexible spaces are equipped with the latest audio-visual technology for scientific presentations, as well as furniture which can easily be re-arranged to meet a variety of needs. The western half of the floor consists of work and support areas for the staff.  These include enclosed offices distinguished by full-height perimeter glass walls, conference rooms, utility spaces, and open workstations.  A circulation corridor at the west wall runs through office areas, insuring every staff member has a spectacular view of the city.  

A gallery contains space for the exhibition of artworks relative to projects identified by the Academy’s programs.

nyas reception desk and darwin bust L.JPG
       
     
nyas lobby with person_flowers L.jpg
       
     
nyas flower hallway with people L.jpg
       
     
nyas break-out space L.jpg
       
     
nyas large mtg. room.jpg
       
     
nyas galileo hallway L.jpg
       
     
nyas egg room full set up big screen no podium L copy.jpg
       
     
nyas conference room blue chairs L.jpg