The new campus, inaugurated in spring 2019, added two acres of new lab and community space to Rockefeller University in New York City by building over one of the city’s busiest roadways.
Constructing the Viñoly design required the carefully choreographed installation of enormous prefabricated components by barge. The building’s horizontal profile was designed to encourage collaboration and serendipitous interaction between researchers working on large, continuous floors. It holds the next generation of the cutting-edge lab facilities that foster Rockefeller’s Nobel-winning work.
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) supported the project through a $75 million grant, equally matching a pledge from the late David Rockefeller.