Update on Academic Space
Date: February 23, 2022
To: The NYU Community
From: Katherine Fleming, Provost and Martin Dorph, Exec. Vice President
With the lease for space in the Puck Building — which currently houses NYU’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service and Arts & Science’s Department of Sociology — coming to an end in mid-2024 and the multi-use building at 181 Mercer opening during academic year 2022-23, we want to update the community on the relocation of a number of academic programs and some academic space planning priorities.
A New Home for The Wagner School — 105 E. 17th St.
The Wagner School will move in its entirety to 105 E. 17th St. In doing so, we will be able to sustain one of the key objectives NYU had when Wagner moved into Puck — keeping the entire school together in a single location. The second and third floors will be used for faculty offices and conference rooms; the ground floor will be used for classrooms and event space.
It is excellent space that will serve the school well.
The building at 105 E. 17th is occupied exclusively by NYU. The Human Resources Division — currently located on the ground floor — will move to the fourth floor. Other offices in the building — including IT and Financial Operations — will be relocated to new office space for which a search is currently underway.
Wagner will move into its new location during the summer of 2024.
A New Home for the FAS Department of Sociology — Goddard Hall
The Department of Sociology will move to Goddard Hall, currently a student residence at the intersection of Washington Square East and Washington Square South. The new location will place the sociology department closer to other social science departments in Arts & Science. The Sociology Department will move into Goddard summer of 2024.
Goddard currently houses about 220 first-year students. The year-long renovation of Rubin Hall — which was to take place next academic year (2022-23) — will be delayed a year, by which time the new student residences that are part of 181 Mercer Street will be open. Altogether, this will enable the student housing system to maintain essentially the same number of rooms to meet student demand.
A New Home for the College of Arts and Science Dean’s Office and the Development of New Laboratory Space — the Silver Center, 181 Mercer St., and 25 W. 4th St.
On a slightly longer timetable, we plan to move the College of Arts and Science Dean’s Office and related offices to 25 West 4th St. by the Fall 2024. That move, and the previous relocation of the Biology and Chemistry administrative offices to the Waverly building, is freeing up space for new research laboratories within the Silver Center, which will advance our long range plans to enhance science scholarship.
Some of the administrative offices previously occupying 25 W. 4th St. have already moved, and the remainder are expected to move in Summer 2022.