Robert A.M. Stern and International House Reveal Student Residence Hall in Morningside Heights

Rendering of 171 Claremont Avenue (Alden Studios for Robert A.M. Stern Architects)Rendering of 171 Claremont Avenue (Alden Studios for Robert A.M. Stern Architects)

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.

Rendering of The Hub at 171 Claremont Avenue (Alden Studios for Robert A.M. Stern Architects)

Rendering of The Hub at 171 Claremont Avenue (Alden Studios for Robert A.M. Stern Architects)

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.

Existing conditions at 171 Claremont Avenue

Existing conditions at 171 Claremont Avenue

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3 Comments on "Robert A.M. Stern and International House Reveal Student Residence Hall in Morningside Heights"

  1. Bland..should be as interesting as Stern’s condos for multi-millionaires, but it isn’t.

  2. David in Bushwick | March 8, 2020 at 1:56 pm | Reply

    A simple, elegant infill building that will age well. Not all projects need to make a statement like the 1% seem to need.

  3. They need to renovate all of International House first. The other buildings are so old and ugly and in desperate need of renovation.

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