Roosevelt Island Campus Project


Welcome to Cornell Tech's Roosevelt Island Construction Project site. This website is designed to provide updates to the community about construction progress and provide a forum for important construction announcements for the project. 

The Campus Plan

First Academic Building

This building, designed by Morphosis, will include innovative academic facilities designed for the Information Age, including state-of-the-art technology and net-zero energy aspirations. A café and terrace facing the campus plaza will be open to the public.

Estimated completion date: 2017

The Executive Education Center/Hotel

This planned building will help ensure that Roosevelt Island is a magnet for tech activity by providing a hotel, conference space, and academic workshop space.

Estimated completion date: TBD

Central Utility Building

Estimated completion date: 2017


This building will provide housing for Cornell Tech faculty, staff, and students.

Estimated completion date: 2017

Corporate Co-Location

This building, designed by WEISS/MANFREDI, is designed to foster interactions and collaboration between tech companies and Cornell Tech students and faculty by providing space for companies to co-locate right on campus. It is being developed in partnership with Forest City Ratner Companies.

Estimated completion date: 2017

Road & utility improvements

The road circling the campus will be widened to include a bike lane. All utilities will be updated as well.

Estimated completion date: 2017

Interim Landscape

An open green space accessible to the public prior to the construction of Phase II of the campus.

Campus Plaza & Landscape

The plaza is the centerpiece of the pedestrian spine of the campus. It will feature various outdoor spaces, benches, trees, and landscape and is accessible to the public. The completed campus will have over 2.5 acres of open public space.

About the project

The Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island will be an innovative, sustainable academic campus made up of a combination of state of the art academic space, executive education center/hotel, housing for faculty, students, and staff, and publicly accessible open space. The campus will be built in phases, with the first opening in 2017. Overall, over two million square feet of new space will be located in a series of architecturally dynamic buildings.