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The New School Unveils Design for University Center Designed by Roger Duffy

NEW YORK, NY.- The Board of Trustees at The New School endorsed a plan yesterday to create a major campus hub at 65 Fifth Avenue, a university-owned site between 13th and 14th Streets. The University Center, as the building will be known, will add 365,000 square feet for an array of uses including new academic space, an auditorium for public programs, a central university library, and a 608-bed dormitory with a separate entrance on Fifth Avenue. “The University Center embodies The New School’s evolution,” said President Bob Kerrey. “This institution is in the midst of a transformation, amplifying its urban campus to serve degree-seeking students who now make up the majority of our enrollment. Reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of our curricula, the University Center provides space for students across all of The New School and its programs to interact and collaborate.” Designed by Roger Duffy of Sk