CUMC Medical and Graduate Education Building

Construction has surpassed the half way mark at Columbia University Medical Center's Medical and Graduate Education Building. The 14-story building, a collaboration between Diller Scofidio + Renfro (design architects) and Gensler (executive architects), will house P&S, Nursing, Dental Medicine, the Mailman School of Public Health, and the biomedical departments. Inside, the tower contains classrooms, spaces for collaboration, and a simulation center. The tower's dominant feature is the "Study Cascade," a 14-story open stair along the south facade that provides spaces for study and for social engagement to encourage collaboration among all of the disciplines housed together.

Looking north along Haven Avenue.

Detail of the "Study Cascade."

The southeast corner of the building.

The south facade.

The southwest corner of the building.

The east facade from Haven Avenue.

Detail of the east facade.

Detail of the northeast corner. 

Aerial rendering of the completed building. Courtesy of CUMC.

ArchitectsDiller Scofidio + Renfro with GenslerProgram: Education; Location: Washington Heights, New York, NY; Completion: 2016.