Credit: Esto/Peter Aaron

The School at Columbia University & Faculty Residence

BBB’s design for a new mixed-use building at Columbia University creates a home for a progressive K-8 school, as well as premier faculty housing and ground floor retail.

The School at Columbia University & Faculty Residence is a 12-story building on the corner of West 110th Street and Broadway, partially built over an existing bank. The facility houses a K-8 independent school administered by Columbia, with an innovative laboratory curriculum and a teaching philosophy that stresses a collaborative approach to learning. Building features include clustered teaching areas with seminar seating and moveable walls, and a 2-story gymnasium, cafeteria, and play roof. The faculty housing consists of 27 spacious apartments for Columbia’s most senior faculty and includes both 3 and 4-bedroom units, many with terraces. The vertical stacking of the three programs — retail, education, and housing — is expressed in the façade design. Stone horizontal banding reflects the different uses, while the columns and windows unite the building vertically.

 

Client

Columbia University

Location

New York, NY

Size

170,000 SF

Completed

2003

People

FAIA, AICP
Founding Partner
AIA
Partner, Director of Construction Administration
AIA
Partner
AIA, LEED AP
Associate Partner