Since St. John’s completed the magnificent new addition to its
two years ago, the D’Angelo Center has earned recognition as a
vibrant hub of academic and social life at the University.
Now the $77 million, 127,000-square-foot facility also has
earned plaudits from the construction industry. The D’Angelo
Center is a recipient of a 2011
“Brick NY Award” for the high quality of its design,
craftsmanship and contribution to its community.
“Our entire University community is grateful for this industry
recognition of a major construction project that has transformed
our Queens campus,” said Brij Anand, Vice President for Facilities
at St. John’s. “The award offers further testimony to the enormous
focus our University places on providing the highest quality campus
life experience for our students, faculty and administrators.
Mr. Anand accepted the honor on the University’s behalf during
the 2011 Brick NY Dinner and Awards Ceremony at the Tribeca Rooftop
in Manhattan on October 20. The D’Angelo Center is one of seven
major construction projects to receive this year’s awards.
Recipients of the Brick NY Award are selected by a committee of
metropolitan-area construction leaders. The award’s sponsors are
the New York/New Jersey Brick Distributor Council and the Associate
Brick Mason Contractors of Greater New York, representing local
union architects, contractors, developers, manufacturers, tradesmen
and other design and construction community members.
Opened in December, 2009, the center is named for Peter and Peg D’Angelo, loyal alumni and
benefactors whose generosity made the project possible. Peter
D’Angelo ‘78MBA is a University trustee; Margaret LaRosa D’Angelo
‘70Ed chairs The School of Education’s leadership
Presiding over a new quadrangle and sitting area on the campus’s
northern edge, the D’Angelo Center features a brick-and-stone
façade and 144-foot tower echoing the campus’s original buildings.
Inside, a sunlit lounge features plush seating, a fireplace and
floor-to-ceiling windows. The center also houses the Division of Student
Affairs, a recreation center, offices, club space,
classrooms, conference rooms, a full-service cafeteria and a
We invite you to learn more about the D’Angelo
Center and all the advantages of life and learning at
St. John’s University.