In a landmark redesign project that began in 2007, the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University renovated its home at 1 Washington Place to reflect the innovation that has defined the School since its inception in 1972. In the first renovation project at NYU to achieve LEED Gold certification, a total area of approximately 32,000 square feet was completely renovated in 2007 and 2008. LEED is the U.S. Green Buildings Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Building Rating System™, and the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high-performance green buildings.

Along with classrooms and faculty and administrative offices, the Gallatin space includes:

  • A student lounge on the ground floor
  • A multi-purpose theater and gallery space, flexibly designed to accommodate a variety of events with varying capacities of up to nearly 300 seats
  • A student rehearsal and dance studio
  • A student art studio
  • Spaces for the display of student and faculty artwork throughout the building  
  • Comfortable meeting areas throughout the building for the formal and informal interactions of students, faculty, and staff
  • Student use lockers
  • General use computer lab
  • A dedicated Student Council office

The Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts

Learn more about our main theater space used for performance, lectures, panels, and more.

The Gallatin Galleries

Learn more about our main gallery spaces at 1 Washington Place.

Gallatin is continually upgrading its space and welcomes input from students. Please send recommendations to