International Plant Science Center

New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY

Project Details

Completed 2001
80,000 sf
$12 million

Polshek Partnership

A five story 80,000 sf concrete structure houses the largest collection of preserved plant specimens in the world. It includes the addition of a new wing to the Beaux-Arts Museum building with an entrance lobby and exhibition space for the lecture hall, a conference facility, nine research rooms and a new library.

The infrastructure was designed to protect and preserve the collections with a state-of-the-art computerized environmental control system to regulate humidity and temperature, which ensures preservation and proper atmosphere. Study and research is accomplished in the new laboratory facilities including the Anatomical Lab, the Mycological Labs, and the Phytochemistry Lab.