ISMAEL LEYVA ARCHITECTS TO DESIGN SCHOOL 146,000 SF DORMITORY
NEW YORK CITY — Magnum Real Estate Group has selected Ismael Leyva Architects to design the new 147,000-square-foot School of Visual Arts dormitory at 407 First Ave. in Kips Bay neighborhood of Manhattan. The School of Visual Arts dormitory will include 500 beds within 242 suites. The 14-story building will serve as the flagship residence hall for the art school. The building’s L-shape will make another part of the building six stories tall. The building will also feature administrative and faculty offices on the first floor and basement level, as well as a public terrace on the roof on the six-story portion of the building. Construction is expected to wrap up in summer 2016 in time for a fall semester opening that year.