- Project Name
- Jerome L. Greene Science Center
- Renzo Piano Building Workshop
- Columbia University
- Project Types
- Project Scope
- New Construction
- 450,000 sq. feet
- Year Completed
- Shared by
- Project Status
From the Architects:
The Jerome L. Greene Science Center was designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop as a hub for the distinguished neuroscience researchers of Columbia University’s Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute. The Institute, cofounded by Nobel laureates, comprises specialists ranging from molecular biologists and biomedical engineers to psychologists and data scientists. Like the rest of Columbia’s new Manhattanville campus, the building is intended to be a University-wide facility, which will provide a platform for neuroscience researchers to engage with fellow scholars in the arts and humanities, the social sciences and the professional schools. In keeping with Columbia’s goal of creating an urban campus that connects with its surrounding neighborhood, the building is open to the public at ground level and is home to a community Wellness Center and an Education Lab, as well as retail stores and restaurants.
The Jerome L. Greene Science Center is one of the three buildings that define the southeastern quadrant of the new 17- acre Manhattanville campus. It is located immediately west of Broadway between 129th and 130th Streets. To its west stands the Manhattanville campus’s new Lenfest Center for the Arts (opening in spring 2017). To the south, at the triangular corner of 125th Street and Broadway, stands the University Forum (opening in 2018), which completes this initial ensemble of campus buildings. Like all other new buildings that will be developed for the Manhattanville campus, the Jerome L. Greene Science Center, Lenfest Center for the Arts and the University Forum are glassenclosed and open to the public at street level. Above street level, the predominant skin of the Jerome L. Greene Science Center is glass; of the Lenfest Center, metal panel; and of the University Forum, prefabricated concrete and glass. The contrasting materials serve the different functions of the three initial buildings while also establishing the architectural palette for the campus.
Design Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Architects of Record: Davis Brody Bond LLP (executive architects); Body Lawson Associates (associate architects)