New York City Master Plan
Renovations of the fourth, fifth, and sixth floors at One Pace Plaza West
In January 2019, we opened transformed academic spaces in our two historic buildings in lower Manhattan, an overhaul that added state-of-the-art student and faculty spaces, all while replacing concrete walls with glass ones, to open Pace to the community around us. These modernizations have revitalized the campus experience for the 9,200 students on our New York City Campus.
Now, we are embarking on the second phase of the Master Plan which will rebuild floors four, five, and six of One Pace Plaza West into a modern learning environment with high-tech instructional tools conducive to contemporary and future methods of teaching and learning. These new spaces will serve our forward-thinking programs in health care, environmental science, and computer science and information systems.
The renovation will feature sustainable design elements to improve indoor air quality and reduce the use of natural resources. Pace will use furniture, carpeting, paint, and other finishes with low or no volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and we will install an ionization system to improve indoor air quality. Where possible, recycled and local materials will be used to minimize greenhouse gas emissions, and during the demolition phase, materials will be recycled whenever possible. The designs will specify energy efficient equipment for heating and cooling, LED lighting, efficient water-saving fixtures, and connections to Pace’s building management system for highest efficiency. These efforts are part of the University’s ongoing commitment to reduce our carbon consumption and minimize our environmental footprint.