CASIS Headquarters

Mahdi Sabbagh (website)
Yale School of Architecture
1021a Architectural Design
Brief: Headquarters for the Center of Advancement of Science in Space  
Faculty: Joel Sanders (website)


The site of the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) headquarters was situated on Manhattan’s East River edge at the ending of East 39th street, providing an opportunity for engagement with the street and the waterfront. I chose to treat the site as an extruded volume that is truncated in order to continue 39th street through the site as an approach towards the river. The cut through the buildings brings in light and provides the program with a variety of breathtaking views.



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