Located in the heart of New York City’s legal, civic, and financial district, New York Law School’s urban campus consists of several disconnected and disparate buildings. In 2006, the School initiated a $190 million expansion and renovation program doubling the size of their campus in lower Manhattan with a new nine-story, 235,000-square-foot, glass-enclosed, academic building that houses state-of-the-art classrooms, student and faculty lounges, study rooms, dining facilities, offices, and a library.
A comprehensive environmental graphics and wayfinding sign program was developed that ultimately integrates all public areas of the School’s campus. The main building identification is a large-scale New York Law School logotype fabricated in perforated aluminum that vertically ascends the building exterior. The main entrance canopy and lobby wall are visual celebrations of the 3 historic documents on which our legal system is based–the Declaration of Independence, U. S. Constitution, and Bill of Rights, employing a timeless contemporary context displayed in softly illuminated glass.
Another main component of this program is a series of dynamic wall murals located on the ground floor continuing through the fifth floor and comprised of large-scale, black and white, iconic New York City photographic images juxtaposed with large-scale, brightly-colored, kinetic graphic treatments of the New York Law School logotype. Tack surfaces are also integrated and located intermittently throughout these areas providing ample surfaces for the posting of bulletins and notices.
The design team has continued to work with New York Law School on additional projects including a donor recognition and exhibition program, as well as a branding program for promotional merchandise that has been applied to bookstore shopping bags, t-shirts, and coffee mugs.
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New York Law School
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New York Law School
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Design Genius (Bloomsbury)
HOW International Design Annual
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