A major life sciences campus is coming to Manhattan’s Far West Side in 2024. The eight-story building, developed by The Georgetown Company, will feature more than 200,000 square feet of state-of-the-art laboratory, research, clinical, and biomedical facilities. The property will be anchored by Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine, and the globally renowned designer, scientist, and inventor Neri Oxman, founder of the Mediated Matter group at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab, will notably develop a new research and design facility there.
Oxman’s 36,000-square-foot lab will pursue systemic changes in the built environment by realigning design and production methods with the natural world. Fusing technology and biology, the lab will research, design, and implement inventions addressing complex challenges across product, architectural, urban, and planetary scales. (For the full download on Oxman’s practice, we recommend checking out her conversation with Norman Foster about the future of architecture that preceded her landmark solo exhibition at MoMA last year, or diving into her 2016 cover story.)