New York Construction Report staff writer
New York University (NYU) is planning a $1-billion expansion of the Tandon School of Engineering, including the purchase of a 350,000-sq. ft. building adjacent to the Rogers Hall at its Brooklyn campus.
Planning for the specific uses for 3 MetroTech is in its earliest stages, but will build on additional plans for renovating 6 MetroTech—Rogers Hall—and lab spaces in the medical corridor in Manhattan, all of which will enable expansion of new interdisciplinary, collaborative lab and research spaces for robotics, biomedical engineering, chemical and biomolecular engineering, and nanofabrication as well as space to accommodate large growth in experiential learning opportunities.
Renovations are expected to be completed in time for the 2025-26 school year.
“The expansion of NYU Tandon is an exciting investment in education, engineering, and the future economic development of Downtown Brooklyn,” NYCEDC president and CEO Andrew Kimball said in a statement. “The ability of higher education institutions to create a skilled workforce ensures that New York City will continue to be a leader across all sectors, bringing about new industry growth and new businesses.”
The investment includes $600 million in previous funding and $400 million in operating budget growth and capital investments.
“Congratulations to NYU Tandon on their new facility and investment which will expand their engineering program. We are fortunate to have this premier academic institution conducting groundbreaking research and engineering right here in Downtown Brooklyn,” said Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon. “Not only will this investment bring new jobs to the area, but it will help NYU tackle complex global problems from climate change to public health issues to cybersecurity.”