“This new addition for the Newhouse School of Public Communication’s complex, Newhouse III, will allow the school to expand its education and research missions with a new facility focused on interdisciplinary study. It will house community spaces such as dining facilities, student lounges, and an auditorium, an executive education suite that functions much like a professional conference center, classrooms, offices, editing suites, and numerous interdisciplinary media labs and research centers. Located at the northwestern corner of the Syracuse University campus, the complex is near one of the main campus entrance gates and is bordered to the north by a busy thoroughfare. In its prominent location, the distinctive architecture of the new facility will welcome students and the community not only to the Newhouse School but also to Syracuse University at large. Integral to its design is the creation of a rational and memorable circulation system connecting all three Newhouse buildings, the provision of spaces which encourage interdisciplinary study to further develop a sense of community, and the realization of vibrant, state-of-the-art teaching and research spaces that will advance the school’s vision and academic excellence.”
The key feature of the building is its transparent fenestration adorned with sand-blasted quotation of the U.S. First Amendment to the Constitution. Additionally, the project features large lounge areas, digital classrooms and laboratories, as well as an internal dining hall that encourages informal interaction among students and faculty.