Past Construction Projects

School of Social Work

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ABOUT THIS PROJECT:
The Columbia School of Social Work is the oldest and one of the most renowned institutions of its kind in the United States. Since its inception in 1898, the school has had five locations, including the Carnegie Mansion, located on Fifth Avenue at 91st Street. Its ability to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century was severely hampered by the inadequacies of its former home, McVickar Hall, located on 113th Street between Broadway and Riverside Drive. To overcome these deficiencies, the School of Social Work and the University have constructed a new instructional and office facility at 1255 Amsterdam Avenue between West 121st Street and Morningside Drive.

DESIGN FEATURES & SUSTAINABLE ELEMENTS:

  • 13 classrooms
  • Instructional spaces
  • Computer labs
  • Administrative and faculty research offices
  • Library
  • First building in the school's history designed expressly for professional social work education

OCCUPANTS: School of Social Work

PROGRAM: Instructional spaces, administrative and faculty research offices

LOCATION: 1255 Amsterdam Avenue, between West 121st and 122nd Streets

SQUARE FOOTAGE: 144,800 (lot size = 24,652 square feet)

STORIES: 11

START DATE: summer 2001

COMPLETION DATE: fall 2004