Abu Dhabi Regional Offices

This project establishes the executive offices for New York University’s new campus in Abu Dhabi in a landmarked building in New York’s NoHo district.

The design provides office space, gallery, and state of the art video conferencing spaces for this exciting new component of NYU’s academic mission linking the two components of their Global Network University.  Material and detail strategies throughout the space were applied to create an effective collaborative working environment as well as a space to receive and meet with dignitaries and guests of the new campus. Millwork ceilings and wall panels were designed and fabricated using digital CNC processes in order to increase efficiency and control over the level of customization.


The scope of the renovation included an acoustically isolated videoconferencing suite, full upgrades to MEP infrastructure, and the selection and incorporation of furniture into the design. The entire project was modeled and all construction documents were generated using building information modeling software, dramatically streamlining the design and construction coordination process.


New York, NY


New York University



MFA Design Team

Scott Marble, Karen Fairbanks, Robert Booth, Mallory Shure, Adam Marcus, Jennifer Downey, Stacey Murphy, Eric Ng, Alexis Coir, Zachary Aders, Darren Zhou, Rodrigo Zamora

Structural Engineer

JFK&M Engineers

AV Engineer


MEP Engineer

JFK&M Engineers

Lighting Designer

Richard Shaver Architectural Lighting


New York University Office of Strategic Assessment, Planning & Design