Cornell Tech Campus – Bloomberg Center and Tata Innovation Center

Roosevelt Island, Manhattan

Credit: Iwan Baan

The Bloomberg Center, dedicated in 2017, is the home base and intellectual nerve center of Cornell Tech’s campus. From modern classrooms to open work areas to the Café, the building hums with connectivity between students, faculty, and the Cornell Tech community. Designed by Thom Mayne, it is a 160,000-square-foot hub for research and teaching with open meeting spaces for both students and faculty. Art is an integral part of the design, with site-specific commissions by Michael Riedel and Matthew Ritchie and restored Works Progress Administration-era murals from the Goldwater Memorial Hospital that previously occupied the site. The Bloomberg Center is certified LEED Platinum. The Tata Innovation Center, designed by Weiss/Manfredi, houses academic teams conducting groundbreaking research and students working to commercialize start-ups with established companies in cutting-edge technologies and products. It is built to LEED Gold sustainability standards and hosts art exhibitions and permanent installations in addition to laboratories and design facilities, including MakerLAB, a resource with easy access to digital fabrication tools for prototyping that enable students, faculty and the campus community to test and build their ideas from initial sketch to refined prototype.

The Bloomberg Center, dedicated in 2017, is the home base and intellectual nerve center of Cornell Tech’s campus. From modern classrooms to open work areas to the Café, the building hums with connectivity between students, faculty, and the Cornell Tech community. Designed by Thom Mayne, it is a 160,000-square-foot hub for research and teaching with open meeting spaces for both students and faculty. Art is an integral part of the design, with site-specific commissions by Michael Riedel and Matthew Ritchie and restored Works Progress Administration-era murals from the Goldwater Memorial Hospital that previously occupied the site. The Bloomberg Center is certified LEED Platinum.

The Tata Innovation Center, designed by Weiss/Manfredi, houses academic teams conducting groundbreaking research and students working to commercialize start-ups with established companies in cutting-edge technologies and products. It is built to LEED Gold sustainability standards and hosts art exhibitions and permanent installations in addition to laboratories and design facilities, including MakerLAB, a resource with easy access to digital fabrication tools for prototyping that enable students, faculty and the campus community to test and build their ideas from initial sketch to refined prototype.

Open City Series This program is offered during OHNY Weekend as part of the Open City series, showcasing projects that have received the annual OHNY Open City Award for their sizable contribution to quality of place in New York City. Awardees include Powerhouse Arts (2023); Moynihan Train Hall (2022); Trust for Governors Island (2021); TWA Hotel (2019); and Cornell Tech Campus (2018).

Bloomberg Connects Series Want to take a deeper dive into your favorite museum or cultural space—or discover somewhere new? The Bloomberg Connects series opens doors physically and digitally to promote broader access to exhibitions, collections, and renowned artists featured at museums, gardens, historic houses and other cultural institutions across the five boroughs. Bloomberg Connects is a free app that features exclusive app-only stories and insights from partner artists, curators and experts. The app offers a built in map to explore nearly 70 NYC organizations—a one-stop cultural guide to the diversity that defines NYC! It's free to download and use with no limits on how many digital guides one can explore. Bloomberg Connects can be used anywhere—onsite, for an enhanced in-person visit, or wherever you like, so all can start exploring in advance of OHNY Weekend!

2017

2 West Loop Road Roosevelt Island
New York, NY 10044