Past Construction Projects

President's House

President's House - backofhouse.jpg

ABOUT THIS PROJECT:
Columbia University's President's House, constructed in 1912, was designed by McKim, Mead and White. The twenty-first-century construction project was the first major renovation to this structure in over half a century and included both building renovations and landscaping.

DESIGN FEATURES & SUSTAINABLE ELEMENTS:

  • Replacement of mechanical, air-conditioning, ventilation, plumbing, and electrical systems
  • Extensive interior renovations consisting of new code-complying egress stairs and building infrastructure
  • New handicap-accessible amenities have been incorporated into President's House, making the residence ADA compliant.
  • Initial phase of landscaping entailed the installation of fencing, exterior lighting, a decorative metal pergola, brick and flagstone paving, a drainage system and retaining walls, which are designed to support the use of the space as an outdoor venue for events.

ARCHITECTS:

  • McKim, Mead & White (original)

OCCUPANT: University President

LOCATION: Morningside Drive at 116th Street

COMPLETION DATE: fall 2005