Awards & Recognition

  • Gary C. Comer Geochemistry Building Wins Excellence in Sustainabile Design Award
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    Winners of the fifth Excellence in Sustainable Design and Development Awards Program were announced at the April 16-17, 2010 Sustainable Design: From LEED to Living Buildings / IDID VI Conference at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH.

    The IDID Awards Program honors architecture, landscape architecture, planning, or historic preservation projects that demonstrate a high level of sustainable principles and excellence in design. Projects of all scopes were solicited and winners were based on the project's beneficial impact to the physical environment and its positive affect on the cultural landscape.

    The Gary C. Comer Geochemistry Building was given a Merit Award.  Juror comments included:

    "A beautiful building with a clear and simple parti. The Subtle division of spaces reinforces the sustainability goals and also successfully creates interesting dynamic spaces. Presentation balanced design and technical information quite well. This project is a great example of how to approach an integrated design process, and can quite easily be seen as a model for similar development."

  • Knox Hall to be Honored By the Greater NY Construction User Council
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    On June 15, 2010, Knox Hall will be honored by the Greater New York User Council (GNYCUC)during its annual Chairman's Reception. Knox Hall is being awarded in the "redevelopment" category. The event will be hosted by Jonathan D. Resnick & Sons Inc., chairman of the GNYCUC, and held at The Green Roof. For more information on Knox Hall click here
  • Project Team Wins Broadcast Engineering Excellence Award for Business School’s New Facility
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    Congratulations to Project Manager Angela Adames and fellow team members, who received a Broadcast Engineering Excellence Award for their recent installation of a television broadcast facility at Columbia Business School. ... Read more

  • Journalism School’s Student Center Receives Design Awards
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    Since its completion in September 2008, the Toni Stabile Student Center has served as a social, study, and event space for the Journalism School. Its design has been hailed by students and staff members alike, but now the construction industry is taking interest in Columbia's center, awarding it an American Institute of Architects (AIA) Design Honor Award and an Annual Design Review Award from ARCHITECT magazine, the top award in the category "Grow," for educational, science, and healthcare projects. ... Read more

  • Faculty House is Awarded LEED Gold
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    "It is sort of a confirmation and affirmation for us," said Joe Ienuso, executive vice president of facilities, of the gold award. "I suspect this will add a ... great sense of pride and ownership in the building." Read more

  • Gary C. Comer Geochemistry Building Awarded LEED Silver
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    Columbia's Geochemistry division is at the cutting-edge of environmental research, and now its building reflects this same commitment to sustainability. In January 2010, the award-winning Gary C. Comer Geochemistry Building became the University's first project to earn the U.S. Green Building Council's prestigious Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, at a silver rating. ... Read more.

  • Joe Ienuso Receives Champion Award from Women’s Builders Council
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    On October 21, 2009, Joe Ienuso accepted the Women Builders Council's (WBC) 2009 Champion Award at the Bank of New York Mellon. In this, the council's third annual event, attendees honored outstanding women in the field and also celebrated the Champion Award honorees, including Joe Ienuso. Joe was honored for his steadfast support of women in construction. Gary LaBarbera, president of the Building & Construction Trades Council of New York, presented Joe with his award. Click here to view additional photos as well as the WBC video interview with Joe Ienuso.
  • Baker Field Awarded 2008 PGMS Green Star Award
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    Baker Field Athletic Complex received a 2008 PGMS Green Star Award. The sports complex was honored in the category of athletic fields and is recognized as one of the best in grounds management. Click here to read more.  

  • Columbia Wins Energy New York Award
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    Executive Vice President of Columbia University Facilities Joseph A. Ienuso accepted the leadership award on behalf of the University at this year’s Energy New York Awards (ENYA), organized by the New York Energy Consumers Council and presented on April 29. The awards honor organizations and/or individuals who demonstrate exceptional qualities of vision, innovation and leadership in strengthening the energy reliability and economic competitiveness of New York. A significant number of the campus sustainability initiatives that Columbia has taken on to conserve energy, build green and reduce greenhouse gas emissions—many of which have been highlighted in these e-newsletters—involve leadership, partnership or implementation across the University. Congratulations to all of the students, faculty and staff whose collective efforts are essential to our building a culture of environmental quality on campus. Click here to read more.

  • Gary C. Comer Geochemistry Building Receives Three Awards
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    Columbia's Gary C. Comer Geochemistry Building on the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Campus recently received three awards for its design. The building was named Lab of the Year by R&D Daily and the Scientific Equipment and Furniture Association (SEFA). It also received a Merit Award for Excellence in Architecture for a New Building (one of only two projects recognized in this category) by The Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) and the American Institute of Architects Committee on Architecture for Education (AIA-CAE). The geochemistry building also garnered an Award for Design in the 2009 Sustainable Design Awards, sponsored by the Boston Society of Architects Committee on the Environment and the American Institute of Architects. For more information, click here