LaGuardia Community College is a City University of New York Community College that occupies two full city blocks and parts of others within Long Island City. The essence of the project was an examination of an urban college campus in a master site plan phase. The essential question posed and responded to is "How can a college campus, and a sequence of campus spaces be developed in what is essentially a standard NYC fifteen foot wide sidewalk with limited setbacks." Our response was to develop an urban campus that CUNY could use as a model for future development and improvement and did so in a way that incorporates PlaNYC 2030 sustainable initiatives. The first phase of installation of WDLA's proposed master plain included signage and identity that required WDLA to navigate through the city agency process and gain approval of a variance for the signs.
Status: Completed 2011