Media Praises Plans for New Education BuildingJuly 12, 2012
Plans for a new, state-of-the-art Medical and Graduate Education Building on the CUMC campus in Washington Heights have grabbed the attention of many top news publications, which are praising the design of the 14-story glass tower.
With a design led by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, in collaboration with Gensler as executive architect, the building incorporates technologically advanced classrooms, collaboration spaces, and a modern simulation center, as well as green outdoor spaces for rest and contemplation.
The press coverage has been glowing:
- “The design … is unorthodox for a medical school not only in its verticality and sculptural treatment of exposed interiors but also, according to the architects, in its reflection of a new more collaborative, team-based mode of teaching.
—The New York Times
- “…one of the most eye-catching, attention-grabbing towers in the city…”
— New York Daily News
- “If appealing collaborative spaces work for medical education, think what they could do for patient care.”
- “…a major landmark in the skyline of northern Manhattan…”
—The Architect’s Newspaper
To learn more about the Medical and Graduate Education Building and the effort to revitalize the CUMC campus, visit our Campus Revitalization page. A full list of the media coverage follows:
- The Washington Post, Architecture: Architecture: Building Teamwork at Columbia Medical Center, August 9
- Bloomberg, Columbia Students Dissect Robots in Campus Cliffhanger, July 25
- New York Daily News, Columbia’s Medical Education Building Sets Stage for Advancement, July 5
- World Architecture News, Columbia University Reveals Plans for Daring New Medical Education Tower, June 29
- e-Oculus (American Institute of Architects, New York Chapter), Stair Cascade to 21st-Century Medicine, June 29
- The New York Observer, Here Is the Craziest Building in Harlem, if Not the Entire City: Diller Scofidio Design New Columbia Medical Building, June 27
- DNAinfo.com, Columbia University to Build 14-Story Glass Tower in Washington Heights, June 28
- The Chronicle of Higher Education, Shop Talk: If You Build It, Will They Come?, June 28
- The Real Deal, Columbia Unveils Diller Scofidio-Designed Medical Center in Washington Heights, June 27
- The Architect’s Newspaper, Unveiled: DS+R Designs Columbia’s Medical and Graduate Education Building, June 27
- Curbed NY, Diller Scofidio and Renfro's New Columbia Building Unveiled!, June 27
- The New York Times, Columbia Unveils an Unorthodox Med School Building, June 26
Editor's Note: This story has been updated to reflect continuing coverage of the Medical and Graduate Education Building.