Adaptive reuse of a 560,000 SF vacant city-owned building at 370 Jay Street in Brooklyn's central business district to house NYU's applied science arm of the Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP), a research institute that focuses on using 'big data' to alleviate urban issues. Researchers and graduate students at the new collaborative academic and research center use New York City as their lab to study real-world problems like noise, airborne pollution, parking, and building efficiency by collecting, integrating, and analyzing existing data from a network of agencies. Emerging graduates are anticipated to be granted degrees in urban engineering, systems engineering, and urban informatics, with specializations in the core applied sciences and engineering disciplines. Sustainability and resource efficiency were key factors in the design of this facility. Project was designed to meet LEED Silver.