The School of Visual Arts in New York City will undergo a redevelopment of its existing office space into a new, 8,000-sq-ft Information Technology space that will be the IT workgroup�s new home, located at 136 West 21st Street.

Spector Group of New York has been selected as the project’s prime architect and interior designer and will create, through a contemporary design, a glass enclosed data center complete with training rooms, offices and classrooms with plenty of open ceiling space. Spector and the School of Visual Arts team are working together and aim for the project to be LEED certified through the use of sustainable materials.

Construction on the School of Visual Arts’ new IT center is scheduled to begin this April with an approximate completion date of late spring 2011. The project is currently out to bid and a construction manager is expected to be selected within the next few weeks.