NYU Steinhardt’s program in music technology officially unveiled its new $6.5 million state-of-the-art teaching, recording, and research facility, the culmination of a two-year capital project to update the program’s existing collection of studios at 35 West 4th Street.
The facility, a 7,500 square foot multifunctional teaching, recording, and research space, was designed by Gensler and the Walters-Storyk Design Group. One of the most technologically advanced audio teaching facilities in the United States, the new facility greatly enhances the existing 12 studios which house the School’s music technology program.
The new facility is distinguished by the James L. Dolan Music Recording Studio, a 25-seat control/classroom featuring state-of-the-art control panels and speaker systems. The facility also includes a live performance room large enough to accommodate a small orchestra, several research laboratories, offices, a conference/seminar room and a large iso/drum booth. Multiple windows and a full line of sight provide natural light throughout.
A unique research lab dedicated to 3D audio experimentation is equipped with an innovative, reconfigurable grid outfitted with 16 speakers.
“We’re thrilled to open our new music technology facility” said Mary Brabeck, dean of NYU Steinhardt, in statement. “The new facility provides our faculty and students with a stunning environment and the latest technological equipment to support their creative and scholarly work. I am extremely grateful to Mr. Dolan, a member of my Dean’s Council for his generosity and vision, and to the Dolan Family Foundation.”
For an audio slide show about the new facility, click below. All photos courtesy of Cheryl Fleming Photography.
To read the full press release about the space, click here.