This 8,500-square-foot administrative and development headquarters is located in New York City, near the United Nations Headquarters on Dag Hammarskjold Plaza. The office, regularly occupied by twenty staff members, also accommodates up to sixty deans and trustees from the University who meet quarterly for several days. Materials such as Lebanese cedar, Jerusalem stone, and mottled plaster work together to create a series of flowing spaces that evoke the atmosphere of the parent campus in Beirut, while also providing the necessary flexibility for the office’s continuously evolving requirements. 

Photography: ©Peter Aaron/Esto