Student working at a computer in a lab on New York Tech


Renovated Engineering Labs Unveiled on New York City Campus

March 29, 2024

Pictured: The renovated College of Engineering and Computing Sciences labs provide state-of-the-art technology for faculty and students.

Members of the New York Tech community gathered on the New York City campus on March 26 to celebrate the grand opening of newly renovated College of Engineering and Computing Sciences laboratories in partnership with H2M architects + engineers (H2M). Complete with state-of-the-art benchtop lab instruments, including oscilloscopes, signal generators, circuit fabrication equipment, and more, the electrical and electronics labs are poised to provide an enriching experience for faculty researchers as well as current and future students.

Faculty, staff, students, and alumni came together on the ninth floor of 1855 Broadway as President Hank Foley, Ph.D., Dean Babak D. Beheshti, Ph.D., Assistant Dean Jane Polizzi, M.B.A., Vice President of Capital Planning and Facilities Donald Booth (B.S. ’91), and project coordinator and Director of Sustainable Capital Planning Nick Haralambidis (B.S. ’96) participated in a ribbon cutting to kick off the official unveiling.

“These labs are very special to us,” President Foley said in remarks delivered before the official ribbon cutting. “They represent our ongoing commitment to revitalize our spaces in the interest of raising the quality of our student experience.”


Pictured from left: Vice President of Capital Planning and Facilities Donald Booth, project coordinator and Director of Sustainable Capital Planning Nick Haralambidis, Dean Babak D. Beheshti, Ph.D., Assistant Dean Jane Polizzi, M.B.A., and President Hank Foley, Ph.D., cut the ribbon at the College of Engineering and Computing Sciences’ newly renovated laboratory spaces.

Outfitted with computer stations, workbenches, and updated safety functions like fireproofing and sprinkler systems, the newly modernized labs comprise three rooms separated by a glass-walled office for the lab engineer. The spaces overlook the neighboring Manhattan streets, offering students an expansive view of the lively city below.

“This laboratory stands as a testament to our commitment to excellence in education, research, and innovation,” Beheshti said. “As we cut this ribbon today, we not only inaugurate a physical space but also symbolize the beginning of countless opportunities for our students to explore, create, and innovate in the fields of electrical-, computer-, and electronics engineering-related technologies.”

Supporting ABET-accredited academic programs, the labs provide an energy-efficient space for students to pursue their senior design projects, conduct research, and hone their skills through hands-on experimentation. Coupled with the building’s Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation Center (ETIC), 1855 Broadway is a hub of innovation, collaboration, and assists in leading the university toward achieving R2 status.

“H2M recognizes the quality of engineers that obtain their knowledge and degree from New York Tech,” said Mike Lantier, P.E., LEED AP (B.S. ’04), H2M’s deputy director of the education market and a College of Electrical and Computing Sciences executive advisory board member. “This project is a culmination of the well-established relationship between H2M and New York Tech.”

H2M boasts a longstanding relationship with the university, employing more than 75 university alumni. The full-service consulting and design firm includes the expertise of architects, engineers, planners, designers, inspectors, surveyors, and scientists.

Also present for the ribbon cutting were representatives from W.J. Regan & Company, the general contractor, and Zubatkin Owner Representation, the project manager, among others.

Beheshti recognized the many groups that contributed to the massive project, from the architects and construction crews to New York Tech’s Information Technology Services partners, as well as faculty and other staff who worked tirelessly behind the scenes. “This laboratory represents a platform for fostering academic excellence and nurturing the next generation of electrical engineers, computer engineers, technologists, and entrepreneurs,” he added. “We are stepping toward a future filled with promise.”