New York City’s Unprecedented Campus

How inventive partnerships and project management made Cornell Tech a reality.​

With a master plan by SOM, the Cornell Tech campus includes buildings by Morphosis Architects, Handel Architects, and Weiss/Manfredi, with open space design by James Corner Field Operations. Photo © SOM | Lucas Blair Simpson
Photo © Iwan Baan
Bringing together academia and private industry, Cornell Tech is a campus without precedent. Image © SOM
The landscape design by James Corner Field Operations contributes to a green, resilient campus. Photo © Iwan Baan
SOM’s “Scorecard” method helped to keep the project on track. Image © SOM
Floodplain studies informed an important design strategy—using the island’s natural topography to protect the campus against flood risk. Image © SOM
Photo © Field Operations



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