In addition to being the centerpiece of The New School’s original Bauhaus building, The Tishman Auditorium is the historical and emotional heart of the school. And while our mandate was to make the space more functional, little did any one know what a hidden gem we had on our hands.
Unique forms of the space and investigation of other work by original architect Joseph Urban suggested the possibilities for an exciting color palette, and after peeling back may layers of paint we discovered the orange color that had been part of his design.
Use of the striking, signature orange color to accentuate the flowing, organic forms made the Auditorium the most recognizable space on the campus.
A key part of our plan was to enlarge the stage and upgrade all the support services to maximize the functionality of the Auditorium, the school’s largest teaching and presentation space.
Upon completion, every area of this remarkable historic space had been modernized and made state-of-the-art and comfortable.
"This renovation allows the Auditorium to once again astonish those who see it for the first time."
Open House New York