Lehman College Concert Hall Addition

Bronx, New York

An elegant, 6,000 square foot addition to the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts at Lehman College in Bronx, NY will update the image of the facility, increase its presence in the Bronx community and provide much needed new amenities. The glowing, transparent glass addition breaks the solidity of the existing building’s limestone façade and provides views of the activity within.

Lehman College Concert Hall Addition

Bronx, New York

CITY UNIVERITY OF NEW YORK. An elegant, 6,000 square foot addition to the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts at Lehman College in Bronx, NY will update the image of the facility, increase its presence in the Bronx community and provide much needed new amenities. The new pavilion will be the primary entrance and lobby for the building and will contain an office suite, theatre support spaces, and additional public space. The glowing, transparent glass addition breaks the solidity of the existing building’s limestone façade and provides views of the activity within.

The addition will include a passenger elevator, so that accessible seating will be available in a number of viewing locations on multiple levels. New ramps will mediate between the existing stepped floor plates of the lobbies, providing access to orchestra level and stage. The new café in the orchestra level lobby will open to a new outdoor seating area in the plaza adjacent to the new entrance.

The existing brutalist exposed-concrete interior wall finish will be updated and refined in the new entrance. The board-formed concrete walls and smooth architectural concrete ceiling will be paired with a white terrazzo floor providing a bright, day lit introduction to the building.