Helpern Architects

NYU Town Houses

New York, New York
New York University

New York University is not a traditional campus, but rather part of an institutional zone where it also owns some wonderful townhouses. Helpern Architects has helped convert three of these Greenwich Village residences into unique institutes, as part of NYU’s “Nodes of Strength” program to bring exceptional small programs to national prominence. The strategy gave each entity dedicated, identifiable facilities. Convincing the local community of the excellence of the work and commitment to enlightened stewardship was no less complex and persistent than restoring and converting these historic properties into elegant centers for study and gatherings.