Five blocks north of the original McKim, Mead and White campus, Columbia is building a new 17-acre, 6.8 million sf campus scheduled for completion by 2030.
The northern boundary of the Manhattanville site will adjoin the expanded campus of the City University of New York at 130th Street. Columbia’s medical campus further north will be the site of a new building being designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro at 171st Street.
In stark contrast to the sequestered original campus, the lower floors of the buildings will be public and commercial spaces including a new secondary school for math, science and engineering. A School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and a new Institute for Data Sciences will open in 2015, followed by the School of the Arts in 2016, both designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop and SOM who also developed the master plan.
SOM, RPBW, and DS+R
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