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New York, NY






SUNY Fashion Institute of Technology

The Dubinsky Multi-Functional Center, a space used daily by faculty and weekly as a rentable venue by various groups, was very outdated and tired. The configuration of rooms remained the same, and the renovation focused on modernizing the space. Use of a stackable sliding glass wall to divide spaces into lecture or dining areas greatly enhanced its flexibility. Two lecture rooms and the restrooms were also renovated. Slick continuous lines of light, against a new acoustic metal ceiling brighten the space. Softer cove lighting and wall washers were placed around the perimeter of the rooms to highlight artwork. Strong accents of red against light charcoal gray tones give the space an understated elegance. The HVAC, sprinkler system, fire alarm system and electrical /IT system were all upgraded. Flat screen TV’s, projectors, wireless podiums and a sound system were designed to be concealed so as not to overpower the space yet provide the desired level of technology. Special techniques used to achieve this design were computer generated 3D models and daylight harvesting.