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Fashion Institute of Technology, New Academic Building


Part of the State University of New York (SUNY) public college system, the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) is where “creativity gets down to business” in educating future generations to perfect their creative talents and market them effectively. Space constraint issues and a desire to freshen the face of the Institute’s campus has resulted in the ongoing construction of a new academic building on West 28th Street in Manhattan.
WDP is providing building enclosure commissioning (BECx) services for the new academic building, which is targeting LEED Silver certification. The building features a multi-layered glass façade which will render the public a glimpse into the academic and student-life spaces within. Green roofs, a solar grid, and other state-of-the-art building management systems will house smart classrooms, studios, laboratories, and exhibition spaces within a sustainable, energy efficient building enclosure.
To date, WDP has completed the initial BECx tasks for conformance with the enclosure requirements of LEED v4, including several enclosure peer reviews and facilitating the development of the Owner’s Project Requirements (OPR) and Basis of Design (BOD) for the enclosure.
The building is targeting a 2023 completion date.