Our Future in Kips Bay

Science Park and Research Campus (SPARC)

SPARC Kips bay rendering

Some very exciting changes are in store for CUNY SPH in the coming years. Plans for a gleaming new 90,000 square foot campus, part of the Science Park and Research Campus (SPARC) development in Kips Bay, are underway.

Slated to open in 2027, the CUNY SPH campus in Kips Bay will be designed around the public health challenges facing New York City–and the world–today, providing spaces that support hands-on learning and interdisciplinary collaboration.

“This is a vital opportunity for CUNY SPH to achieve its full potential and enhance its work to prepare the public health leaders of tomorrow,” says Dean Ayman El-Mohandes.

While we will maintain our deep engagement in and commitment to our Harlem community, the new campus in the heart of Manhattan will offer an outstanding array of spaces, services, and opportunities.

 State of the art laboratories, research centers, library, study areas, and classroom space will enhance research and education for our students and faculty.

Student wellness facilities and public gathering spaces will create a welcoming and supportive campus environment.

The multi-institution campus will provide an enhanced pathway to grow our research partnerships with NYC Health+Hospitals, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygience, other CUNY schools, and the health sciences industry.

 Studying and working side by side with SPARC’s other clinical, commercial, and academic institutions will enrich student experiential learning and open extensive new career opportunities.

More space will provide greater convening power to bring together community members, government, academic, and industry partners, further strengthening our research, service, and advocacy programs.


SPARC Campus map

“The revitalized new campus will allow us to deepen our presence in New York City while maintaining our commitment to Harlem and the partnerships we have worked hard to cultivate in the community. With new expanded facilities and resources, we will be even better equipped to promote and sustain healthier populations in Harlem, New York City and around the world.”

Ayman El-Mohandes