Voorhees Hall

NYC College of Technology

Brooklyn, NY


Der Scutt Architects


$35 Million

Voorhees Hall located at NYC College of Technology in Brooklyn, NY is a rectangular, 8-story 1930’s era manufacturing building that was transformed into an educational building in the early 1970’s. In the conversion a brick facade with punched windows supported on steel hangers and relieving angles replaced the original ribbon glazing.

An investigation of the entire brick facade in 2006 found that the entire facade was unstable due to deterioration or absence of lateral ties to the concrete frame. After considering several options, the owner decided to replace the brick façade with a new energy saving, state of the art curtain wall. The existing facade was replaced with a double glazed energy efficient curtain wall with deep mullions, shadowboxes and operable windows. A new steel framed trellis structure surrounds the perimeter to extend the curtain wall 20 ft. above the roof.