Robert A.M. Stern Architects has revealed renderings for a new student residence hall that is set to break ground this year in Morningside Heights, Manhattan. Located at 171 Claremont Avenue, the project is being developed by non-profit firm International House New York and will replace a single-story garage structure with eight floors of graduate student housing.
The brick building will comprise 124 units and a ground-floor communal lounge referred to as “The Hub.” When complete, the entire International House campus will support 825 units of student housing. The structure will incorporate energy-efficient electrical systems and a green roof.
Future occupants will also have access to a private interior courtyard.
The rendering in the featured photo shows a warm-colored brick curtain wall with a grid of tall window cutouts spanning two stories. The upper floors at the center of the building feature a trio of distinctive cutouts with overhanging greenery.
International House, commonly referred to as I-House, is a nonprofit organization founded in 1924 by the Rockefeller family and descendants of automobile mogul John Francis Dodge. The organization supports a vast volunteer network with a focus on educational services, capital improvements, and cultural activities throughout the Morningside Heights community.