Past Construction Projects

Jerome Greene Hall

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ABOUT THIS PROJECT:
Columbia Law School is one of the first law schools established in the United States. Through the years, it has become internationally renowned as a leader in legal scholarship. In response to demands for increased space, a new floor--the 9th floor--was added atop the building's exisiting structure.

The expansion project is the first major structural addition to Jerome Greene Hall since the 1995-96 addition to the 116th Street entrance of the three-story skylit lobby, which contains Drapkin Lounge, a quiet area for students to study or convene, and Lenfest Café, a modern dining space complete with an outdoor terrace. Jerome Greene Hall had previously undergone only minor renovations since it opened in 1960.

DESIGN FEATURES & SUSTAINABLE ELEMENTS:

  • Addition of a 9th floor, adding 29 new Law School faculty offices - The new offices support Dean David Schizer's strategic initiative to expand the law school's faculty by 50 percent, thereby reducing the student-faculty ratio and broaden subjects available to students.
  • New air handling units (AHUs) - use less energy to heat and cool the building.
  • two conference areas for faculty and students -  The Sidley Austin Room which has eye-catching views of southern and eastern New York City, will support a range of activities, from seminars and lectures to student organization meetings and social functions.
  • By building vertically, the addition is a "green" solution for the Law School's space needs, as the new interior space was created out of its previously unoccupied exterior.

ARCHITECTS: Paul Segal Associates

CONSTRUCTION MANAGER: Sciame

ENGINEER: ARUP

COMMISSIONING AGENT: Dometech

PROGRAM: Serves the needs of Columbia Law School

LOCATION: West 116th Street and Amsterdam Avenue

START DATE: spring 2007

COMPLETION DATE: fall 2008