Field Operations’ planning and design of the open space for Cornell’s new campus on New York City’s Roosevelt Island ensures a consistent identity that is at the same time flexible for long-term development. The 12-acre design offers state-of-the-art sustainability metrics, with porous pavements, storm-water gardens, native plantings and renewable materials. Offering a rich variety of social spaces, the design provides a unique and vibrant identity for this new 21st-century urban campus.

Active, public open spaces around the perimeter of the campus create a substantial public realm that leads to a series of social spaces that encourage various modes of interaction. Together, these social spaces and the perimeter buffer weave the buildings into a campus community. 

Cornell Tech Campus received a 2019 ULI Global Award for Excellence for the Framework Plan and Phase I Site Development.