Superstructure has topped out at Barnard College's new interdisciplinary education building, The Cheryl and Philip Milstein Teaching and Learning Center. Designed by SOM, The Milstein Center will contain 128,000-square-foot of faculty and student space, including a library, conference facilities, interdisciplinary workspace, and a home for the Athena Center for Leadership Studies and the Barnard Center for Research on Women. The building's massing incorporates a five-story stepped horizontal bar at the south end of the site, which will allow sunlight access for Lehman Lawn and offer rooftop outdoor spaces that extend the lawn into the building. A 12-story tower at the northern end will be similar in height to the adjacent Altschul Hall. A cantilevered space on the 10th floor of the tower echoes a similar cantilever of Weiss/Manfredi's The Diana Center located across the lawn.
Constructed is slated to wrap up in the fall of 2018.
Architect: Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM); Client: Barnard College at Columbia University; Program: Interdisciplinary Education; Location: Morningside Heights, New York, NY; Completion: Fall 2018.