Rockefeller University – Stavros Niarchos Foundation – David Rockefeller River Campus
New York City, New York
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation-David Rockefeller River Campus is a two-acre extension of the existing 14-acre campus of The Rockefeller University. The four-block River Campus will extend over the FDR drive, along the East River, and connect to the existing campus. A platform will be built over the highway to support the new buildings. The Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Research Building will be the centerpiece of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation-David Rockefeller River Campus. The two-story Kravis Research Building will total 152,641 square feet and span almost three city blocks. It will include state-of-the-art laboratories, a dining facility, an academic center, a conference center, two amphitheaters, offices, and outdoor terraces. The extension is intended to replace existing laboratory facilities in order to meet Rockefeller’s need for cutting-edge, modern research facilities.
As part of the project, The Rockefeller University will also repair the seawall along the East River and improve and beautify the public esplanade adjacent to the campus for the benefit of the greater New York City community.
The project is expected to total between $425 million and $450 million. Construction on the Stavros Niarchos Foundation-David Rockefeller River Campus project and the Kravis Research Building began in Fall 2015 and will be completed in 2019. The project, which has received strong support from the community, will be supporting an average of more than 100 jobs over its four-year timeline.