SUNY Global Center


Housed in a distinguished landmark building at 116 East 55th Street, the SUNY Global Center is the headquarters for the State University of New York in New York City. Built-in 1927, the five-story, Georgian-style mansion was the Ziegler residence, designated a historic landmark by the New York City Landmark Preservation Commission in 2001. Due to its diverse spaces, catered events at SUNY Global Center can include anything from conferences, seminars, team-building sessions and more.

One of the last grand, private homes built in Manhattan, the Ziegler home-hosted decades of elegant dinners and refined entertainment. Today, the Global Center’s original architectural features and modern amenities create a unique and versatile setting for a variety of functions including educational, non-profit, corporate, and private events.

Visitors to Global Center find themselves in the heart of midtown Manhattan, steps away from restaurants, hotels, parking, public transportation, and local attractions.

Why we love it

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Amenities at
SUNY Global Center

Handicap Accessible
In-House Av/Tech
Indoor Event Space
Meeting Space
Natural Light
Outdoor Space
Tall Ceilings

Styles at
SUNY Global Center


Event Spaces at
SUNY Global Center

Global Classroom

Standing: 150 max., Seated: 138 max.

The Global Classroom, our premier and largest event space, is a state-of-the-art theatre-in-the-round with tiered classroom-style seating and high-tech audiovisual equipment. This modern yet intimate meeting space is ideal for any conference or professional meeting. Adjacent to the Global Classroom, a gallery-style Reception Area is the perfect setting for networking and refreshments.


Standing: 24 max., Seated: 20 max.

Graced by one of the building's original fireplaces, the Boardroom is a beautiful blend of historic and modern elements. Featuring natural light from exterior windows and a custom-made table for twenty, it is well suited for a corporate meeting, intimate presentation, or seated meal.

Tiered Classroom

Standing: 54 max., Seated: 40 max.

A professional classroom setting for training, lectures, and meetings, the Tiered Classroom is technically equipped with three monitors that allow multiple combinations for audio-visual presentations and video conferencing.

Multipurpose Room

Standing: 80 max., Seated: 60 max.

The Multipurpose Room, Global Center's most versatile space, can be configured to accommodate a wide variety of events. The room’s spacious dimensions and skylight create a welcoming environment for board meetings, business lunches, receptions, group work, and other professional functions.

Seminar Rooms

Standing: 35 max., Seated: 15 max.

Strategically located on each event floor, the Global Center’s three seminar rooms provide intimate, flexible space that can accommodate a variety of room configurations, just right for a meeting, class, or conference breakout session.

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SUNY Global Center


Frequently Asked Questions

If you are planning an event and are looking for a truly unique space, you may want to consider hosting it at SUNY Global Center. As the official caterer for SUNY Global Center, we can help you get started.

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