Substantial progress has been made at Renzo Piano's Jerome L. Greene Science Center, the first building for Columbia University's Manhattanville Campus expansion. When it opens in 2016, the 9-story, 450,000 square-foot building will bring together researchers from across the University including the Columbia University Medical Center, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science. The ground floor will house the Center for Education and Outreach, a public education center focused on brain science that will serve the general public and K-12 schools.
Much of the glass curtain wall has been installed, with only the ground floor and rooftop mechanical spaces awaiting their enclosure. Inside, framing and sheetrock installation is ongoing throughout, along with MEP piping and ductwork.
Adjacent to the Science Center, Piano's Lenfest Center for the Arts has topped out. Metal decking and slab pours are ongoing, with exterior wall installation set to begin soon. The completed building will include a screening room, art gallery, performance space and smaller presentation spaces when it opens in 2016.
Architects: Renzo Piano Building Workshop; Program: Education; Location: Manhattanville, New York, NY; Completion: 2015.