Drama / Library

Location:
ARNHOLD HALL - 55 W 13TH - BUILDING I
Room 901, 902 & 905.

Scope of Work:
There were a series of domino projects completed in order to create 2 new drama studios. The library staff was relocated from the 9th floor at 55 W.13th Street to 2 rooms at 66 w. 12th Street, 409 and 511. These rooms were gutted and completely redone and were occupied by the library staff during the summer of 2016. The library staff rooms at 55 W.13th Street were then converted into drama studios. It involved some demolition followed by the installation of new Marley-type dance flooring, new lighting, painting and additional AV. 

Timeline:
Project completion: May 24, 2016.

Mannes - Mailroom Consolidation

Location:
ARNHOLD HALL - 55 W 13TH - BUILDING I
Cellar.

Scope of Work:
In order to bring Mannes down from 85th Street, they needed additional storage space which was earmarked for them in the cellar. The mail room had previously expanded to spaces in the cellar, but it was determined that they did not need all that space. A lot of the equipment was no longer being used because they were not providing those services any longer, so the space was consolidated to provide the storage space for Mannes.

Timeline:
Project completion: December 22, 2015.

Mannes - Arnhold Vestibule Graphics

Location:
ARNHOLD HALL - 55 W 13TH - BUILDING I
1 floor

Scope of Work:
After Mannes moved down from 85th Street to 55 W.13th Street, they wanted to brand the building for Performing Arts. Tim marshall suggested that we retain the services of IRB in Paris who are the graphic designers that we used on University Center. They did an installation which included a series of names of previous alumni associated with Performing Arts, that is Drama, Mannes, and Jazz, as well as course titles and other things that were applied to the 13th Street windows and vestibule doors and a more solid, wallpaper application to the east wall of the vestibule going into the lobby space.

Timeline:
Project completion: November 23, 2015.

Mannes - Performing Arts Center

Location:
ARNHOLD HALL - 55 W 13TH - BUILDING I
Floors 1, 2, 3, 4,7 Mezzanine & Partial Basement.

Scope of Work:
Arnhold Hall at 55 West 13th Street was already home to The New School for Jazz. The extensive renovation of the building completed in September 2015 enabled The New School's Mannes College of Music to move from the Upper West Side to share the space as well. The New School for Drama is also sharing spaces within the building so that Arnhold Hall now houses all three divisions that comprise the College of the Performing Arts.  Five floors of Arnhold Hall were vacated and turned into state-of-the-art classrooms, practice rooms and ensemble halls. A large performance hall was created on the fourth floor and a "glass box" performance area now occupies what was formerly a library on the ground floor. This ground floor venue offers a showcase for students and faculty of the performing arts divisions to the university and the neighborhood as it is faces directly onto 13th Street.

Timeline:
Project completion: August 15, 2015.