Frequently Asked Questions

Facility

What programs and other activities are housed in the new research center?
How big is the new research center? 
When was construction completed? 
Who was the NYU's Senior Project Director for the Smilow Center? 
Who was the construction manager for the project? 
Is there a parking garage in the building?

What programs and other activities are housed in the new research center?

The new building contains 11 floors of research laboratories divided among numerous programs (Cancer Center, Microbial Pathogenesis, Medicine, Cardiovascular Biology, Neuroscience, Epithelial Cell Biology, and Genetics), a floor for a central glass wash facility and other shared and core facilities, a floor containing seminar rooms, a “commons” space at the courtyard level, and a Vivarium in the cellar. Drawings and other information are available elsewhere on this site.

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How big will the new research center be?

The building has 13 floors containing programs above the courtyard level (and two levels of mechanical space above those). The floors are each approximately 12,500 square feet, or about half the size of a Skirball Institute laboratory floor.

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When was the Smilow Center building completed?

The Smilow research building had a ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 25, 2006, thereby opening the new building.

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Who was the NYU's Senior Project Director for the Smilow Research Center?

Louis Della-Peruta.

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Who was the construction manager for the project?

NYU retained Turner Construction Company to act as the construction manager.

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Is there be a parking garage in the building?

No parking is available in the building.

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