Harris School building

A larger, updated facility will position Harris Public Policy to become the leading intellectual destination for the study of public policy and the training of future policy leaders. The school’s proposed new home is an imaginative redesign of the New Graduate Residence Hall at 1307 East 60th Street, a 1962 building designed by Edward Durell Stone. An emphasis on light-filled, open spaces that visually connect inside activity to the outside world mirrors Harris’s emergent culture of confident leadership, intellectual curiosity, and global engagement.

The completed facility will greatly expand the school’s current structure, permitting substantial growth in student enrollment and faculty, including postdoctoral students, fellows, and visiting speakers. A three-story atrium, the Forum, will be the building’s focal point. All floors will look out onto this public space that encourages the formal and informal exchange of ideas. Facilities will also include a 250-seat auditorium, two large lecture halls, and a variety of gathering places such as a café and rooftop lounge with an outdoor deck.

Image: Preliminary conceptual rendering of the Forum in new Harris facility.