CU @ Thurgood Marshal Courthouse, March 25, 2014

This article first appeared in the April 2014 CUAA Newsletter

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The Second Circuit Court of Appeals and the CUAA hosted “An Evening at Thurgood” at the Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse (TMCH) on March 25, 2014. The first “An Evening at Thurgood” was held on December 3, 2013. That event was described in an article published in Architectural Record, and prompted requests for a sequel. The panel discussion on March 25 was moderated by CUAA President John Leeper AR’85, and the discussion covered adaptive reuse and lighting design aspects of the courthouse infrastructure renovation, recently completed by Beyer, Blinder and Belle architects. The U.S. Courts for the Second Circuit has graciously offered to host another event for Cooper Union Students.This event was as well attended with about 43 people from The Cooper Union community present. The introduction was given by Karen Milton, Circuit Executive of the U.S. Courts for the Second Circuit. The panel of speakers consisted of Scott Teman, Architect for the U.S. Courts for the Second Circuit, who spoke about the pre-design condition of TMCH and Larry Gutterman, architect of Beyer, Blinder and Belle, who spoke about TMCH project design scope and goals, including lighting design that was addressed by Domingo Gonzales, Lighting Designer. Scott Teman and Larry Gutterman also discussed the constructability of the project design. In conclusion, the final perspectives of judges, architect, Lighting Designer, contractor were presented by Judge Dennis Jacobs et al.

This event offered an exclusive and rare insight into the process of designing and constructing a complex contemporary program within the constraints of the structure of an iconic and historic building. Professional development credits were available for participants.

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