SUNY Optometry Lobby and Center for Student Life and Learning
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SUNY Optometry Lobby and Center for Student Life and Learning

New York, NY, USA

The SUNY College of Optometry welcomes 70,000 visitors a year to the University Eye Center and provides academic and research space for four hundred students and more than one hundred faculty.

Kliment Halsband Architects—A PERKINS EASTMAN STUDIO
The College of Optometry is a vertical campus on 18 floors of a midtown office building on 42nd Street in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. The University Eye Center is one of the largest outpatient facilities in the nation. The redesign of the public lobby on 42nd Street was the key to creating a welcoming and easy to navigate patient experience. The lobby relies on light colors, bright, non-glare lighting, and clear lines of movement to define the reception area, information and security desks, elevators, an art gallery, and a through-block pedestrian avenue. The new Center for Student Life and Learning on the second and third floors is an academic and social hub, with lounges, fitness room, game rooms, and conference spaces gathered around a double-height multipurpose Student Commons overlooking Bryant Park. The Methods Lab is a space for student interaction with optometric patients.

Project Facts

  • Client:

  • State University of New York
  • Size:

  • Lobby: 10,517 sf
    Student Center: 14,985 sf
  • Markets:

  • Higher Education
  • Region:

  • United States
  • Studios:

  • New York