Past Construction Projects

Columbia Alumni Center

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ABOUT THIS PROJECT:
In 2009, McVickar Hall became the new home of Columbia's first Alumni Center. The Center's renovation has been a thoroughly green endeavor.

DESIGN FEATURES & SUSTAINABLE ELEMENTS:

  • Window, cornice and façade restorations
  • Interior renovations, including the replacement of building systems
  • Installations of new offices and work space for use by the Office of Alumni and Development
  • Zoned heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems that constantly pipe in outside air
  • Lighting that's designed to save 35 percent in energy consumption by using occupancy sensors that monitor motion and body temperature
  • Daylight harvesting that adjusts interior lights according to the amount of natural light coming through the building's large windows
  • Water filtration system and dual-flush, water-conserving toilets
  • Certified as LEED Gold by the U.S. Green Building Council (January 2011) 

OCCUPANTS: Office of Alumni and Development and Columbia College Alumni Affairs and Development

LOCATION: at 622 West 113th Street, between Broadway and Riverside Drive

START DATE: spring 2007

COMPLETION DATE: 2009