In a landmark redesign project that began in 2007, the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University renovated its home at 715 Broadway to reflect the innovation that has defined the School since its inception in 1972. In the first renovation project at NYU to achieve LEED certification, a total area of approximately 32,000 square feet was completely renovated in 2007 and 2008.


  • LEED is the U.S. Green Buildings Councilís Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Building Rating Systemô. This is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings.
  • This is the first renovation project at NYU to achieve LEED certification.
  • We are documenting the components of the project that promote sustainability in order to show how design can be functional, attractive, and still environmentally responsible. We hope this project can be a model to inform future projects of this type.
  • Our renovated space will be a visible front-end to a larger commitment by the Gallatin community toward environmental sustainability. We have formed a Gallatin Greening Committee to continue to provide advice and counsel on making Gallatin as environmentally sound and sustainable as possible.