New Academic Building

FIT’s new building—the first academic addition to the campus in more than 40 years—is currently under construction, with substantial completion scheduled for spring of 2024. The building – projected to open in the summer, allowing FIT to hold its first full semester of classes in the fall of 2024 – will create a state-of-the-art learning environment and new opportunities for design and business innovation. Funding has been provided by New York State and New York City, as well as a group of FIT friends and supporters. The project received unanimous endorsement from Community Board 5 (CB5).

exterior illustration of proposed academic building at FIT

About the Building

The new building—on West 28th Street between Seventh and Eighth avenues—features advanced, energy-efficient facilities and flexible learning spaces.

interior rendering of new academic building at FIT

About the Architects

SHoP Architects is a New York–based global design leader, with iconic projects completed or underway across more than 72 million square feet on five continents.

construction of new academic building at FIT

Construction Schedule and Information

Find information about the construction project and schedule.

Virtual Tour of FIT’s New Academic Building

Explore some of the inspiring, light-filled spaces that will transform FIT’s campus. Note: These images provide a virtual experience of selected spaces; the completed facilities may vary from these digital representations.


360 rendered views of new academic building at FIT

360° Views

Check out the 360-degree views of the building’s atrium, student commons, lobby, and more. 

live camera view of construction of new academic building at FIT

Time-Lapse Camera

View the progress of the new academic building on West 28th Street, on the north side of campus.

construction for new academic building at FIT

Construction Slideshow

Access images of the construction in progress.


View Town Hall Presentation and Q&A Videos (requires FIT login) 

View Classroom A/V Presentation (requires FIT login)

View building furniture and finishes presentation (requires FIT login)