bld architecture designed a 185,000 SF facility for Touro College. The building was a new construction and includes a 40,000 SF law library, 500-seat state-of-the-art auditorium that doubles as a moot courtroom and high-tech classrooms.
The new school is located adjacent to the Suffolk County court complex in Central Islip; home to both federal and state courthouses. The proximity of the court complex allows faculty and students to be included in the greater legal environment. The design took this feature even further and created inviting public spaces throughout the building, encouraging students to interact with each other, faculty and other legal professionals visiting the building. The architectural design team has created a versatile structure comprised of aluminum-finish metal panels, precast concrete and reflective silver glass—a progressive combination that enhances the elegant design of the building and complements the school’s social, education and professional ideologies.