With this new academic building, Cooper Union for the first time houses programs from all three of its focus disciplines. The building is located on the site of the former Hewitt Building for the School of Arts that the school leased from the city. As part of the master development for the project, the former Engineering Building was torn down and relocated within the new building as well. Lastly, elements of the architecture program are housed within. Where the former Engineering Building stood, one can now see construction for a new office building.