New York University has revealed renderings of a new public health school set to debut as part of its Greenwich Village campus. Located three blocks east of Washington Square Park, the project will establish much-needed facilities for the university’s rapidly expanding School of Global Public Health which offers a multidisciplinary program preparing students to reinvent the world’s public health models.
The school will occupy two adjoining historic buildings at 404 Lafayette Street and 708 Broadway spanning a total of 147,000 square feet. When complete, students will have access to research and educational facilities, a conference center, collaborative workspaces, a fitness center, and on-site bike storage. The building will also include new office space and communal kitchen facilities.
The expansion was commissioned partially in response to a 108-percent surge in admissions in the past three years. Specific programming will include biostatistics, bioethics, epidemiology, global and environmental public health, public health nutrition, and policy management, as well as social and behavioral sciences.
“NYU Global Public Health is working in the United States and around the world to prevent and combat epidemics,” said NYU dean Cheryl Healton. “Their new home will bring together staff, faculty, and students under one roof for the first time as they continue the quest to educate the next generation of the front line in public health professionals, advance research to improve the world’s health and directly engage with agencies, communities, and governments to improve public health efforts globally.”
The design team includes Kliment Halsband Architects and Severud Associates Consulting Engineers with general contractor Suffolk Construction. The project is expected to debut by January 2021.