2012 / July

Media Praises Plans for New Education Building

Media Praises Plans for New Education Building

July 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:

Editor's Note: This story has been updated to reflect continuing coverage of the Medical and Graduate Education Building.