A college campus built inside Google’s Chelsea offices, Cornell Tech is fully-portable, and transformable. As a temporary home for the rapidly evolving graduate program that will eventually be housed in a new campus on Roosevelt Island, Rockwell Group created a “learning toolkit” of working hubs and surfaces that encourage collaboration.
Scaffolding-like frames provide access to flexible power drops and projectors while standing desks and large work surfaces make up the common area. Wall signage and graphics incorporate the Cornell Red and help define the space and build a connection to the university. The combination of modern lines with raw materials alludes to the space as a prototype, informing the design of Cornell Tech’s future home.