Jerome L. Greene Science Center for Mind Brain Behavior, Columbia University
|Location:||New York, NY|
|Architect:||Renzo Piano Building Workshop and Davis Brody Bond|
The building is the first to rise on Columbia’s new 17-acre Manhattanville campus. The 9-story, 450,000 square-foot structure is designed to maximize creative collaboration among scientists. It includes connecting stairways and common spaces that link individual researchers and lab groups into a coherent community. The ground floor of the Greene Science Center includes the Center for Education and Outreach, a public education center dedicated to brain science, offering a variety of programs on the brain, mental health, and neuroscience for K-12 students, teachers, and the general public. A street-level screening facility serves as a first stop for area residents with concerns about brain and mental health.
The Science Center includes 175,988 square feet of building envelope, consisting primarily of transparent floor-to-ceiling glass. The facade program incorporates six wall types, including high-performance structural facades, double-skin walls, metal and glass canopies, and vestibules.
Photo Credit: Pavel Bendov Photography