Diller, Scofidio And Renfro’s Construct A New Building At The Columbia University

Columbia University’s medical education has long been recognized as delivering top class education! It has garnered praise over the years in terms of its teaching and study methods along with a big campus for the students.

The campus recently had a makeover and now has an additional medical building at the Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center. This houses programmes undertaken by Columbia University’s medical students, physicians and surgeons. This new living space has been planned by a celebrated architecture firm from New York – Diller, Scofidio and Renfro.

The building has a 14-storey glass floor tower with a beautiful view of the Hudson River. According to Diller, Renfro firm, these glass windows symbolize a subtle connection between the students and their environment. While brainstorming for the design element, Diller, Scofidio and Renfer had a ‘study cascade’ strategy in their mind wherein they wanted students to have a link with the social spaces.

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There is a ground-to-top staircase that has big classrooms and co-working spaces. With contemporary simulation centers, medical classes are conducted exemplarily at the campus!

A famous philanthropist and businessman, Sudhir Choudhrie has been associated with Columbia University for his contributions and is known to have helped in building the Choudhrie Family Student Lounge, a social community like space for medical students who want a break from the boring routine at the campus. He donated a sum of $2.5 million previously to set up the Sudhir Choudhrie Professorship of Cardiology at the campus.

Previously while working, Diller, Scofidio and Renfro have been very particular about the design. Similarly, this time, they gave significant importance to the entire design element of the building to serve environment related purposes. They optimized solar gain through shading, the use of green roof top technologies to reduce the heat generated by asphalt and concrete and planting vegetation to trim down the irrigation needs.

 

Diller, Scofidio And Renfro’s Construct A New Building At The Columbia University

Columbia University Gets Upgrade With New Medical Building

The Columbia University has been redefining education standards since its formation. Also known for its exceptional looking campus, the university has a new additional building that is constructed by a popular New York based firm- Diller, Scofidio and Renfro.

The new building will host programs for the medical students, physicians and surgeons at the Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center. It is definitely another great step taken by the University.

Sudhir Choudhrie

The building is a 14-floor glass tower which also has a mighty view of the River Hudson. There are glass windows that act as transparent shells showing a symbolic connection with the students and the environment around- as quoted by the Diller Renfro firm.

Totally absorbed in the design element of the building Diller, Scofidio and Renfro had a functional strategy called- the ‘study cascade’; to show and build a spotless link between the social space and the study area by constructing a ground-top level staircase.

With the vibrant plan in hand; there are progressive classrooms, co-working spaces and contemporary simulation centers in the building to teach medicine efficiently in an apt structure.

The medical center has received significant donations from people all around the world in the past, including from philanthropist and businessman – Sudhir Choudhrie, who invested in the Choudhrie Family Student Lounge. He also donated a massive amount of $2.5 million to set up the Sudhir Choudhrie Professorship of Cardiology at the medical premises.

Diller, Scofidio and Renfro who are recognized for their brilliant work and ideas of extreme detailing gave immense attention to the whole design element by installing shades to maximize solar power, fitted green roof top technologies that trim down the heat generated by urban asphalt and concrete and planted vegetation to reduce irrigation requirements.

Columbia University Gets Upgrade With New Medical Building

Columbia University Medical Center Adds Awe To Infrastructure

The Columbia University has been known for the beautiful green campus and an exceptional education system. In addition to that, the university’s medical education center has a brand new upgrade that targets medical programs for the medical students, physicians and surgeons at the Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center.

Indeed an excellent step taken by the University. The center is constructed by the popular architecture company- Diller, Scofidio and Renfro from New York. It has a 14 floor glass tower which has a stunning view of the River Hudson nearby. These glass windows have a significant connection with the students and the environment around- say the Diller & Renfro firm.

Completely immersed in the design element of the building Diller, Scofidio and Renfro worked on a strategy called- the ‘study cascade’; to show and build a connection between the social space and the study area by constructing a ground-to-top level staircase.

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There are liberal classrooms, co-working spaces and contemporary simulation centers built to teach medicine as a study effectively in an apt infrastructure and environment.

In the recent past, the medical center has received magnanimous contributions from all around the world, including from the famous philanthropist and businessman – Sudhir Choudhrie, whose foundation significantly invested in the Choudhrie Family Student Lounge. He also donated a sizable amount of $2.5 million to set up the Sudhir Choudhrie Professorship of Cardiology at the medical campus.

Diller, Scofidio and Renfro have been recognized for their famous work and radiant ideas that they implement with extreme detailing. This time, they gave more attention to the entire interior design element and improved solar power gain, fitted green roof top technologies that trim down the heat generated by urban asphalt and concrete and planting flora to cut down irrigation needs.

 

Columbia University Medical Center Adds Awe To Infrastructure

Diller, Scofidio and Renfro design a brand new medical building for Columbia University

Having a paramount medical education system and a huge campus, nobody can deny Columbia University’s medical education system’s impeccable functioning. It’s something compatriots strive for.

Recently, the campus got a makeover at the Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center which has programs undertaken by Columbia University’s medical students, physicians and surgeons. This new setting has been designed by a well known architecture firm from New York – the Diller, Scofidio and Renfro.

Sudhir Choudhrie

The space is a 14-storey tower that has an impressive view of the Hudson River. According to the architects, the glass windows signify a subtle connection between the students and their environment. While building and brainstorming, Diller, Scofidio and Renfro had a ‘study cascade’ strategy in their mind wherein they wanted students to have a seamless link between the social spaces.

There is also a ground-to-top stairway that leads to supreme classrooms and co-working spaces. There are contemporary simulation centers which have an excellent conduction of medical education classes.

The prominent philanthropist and businessman- Sudhir Choudhrie who has been associated with Columbia University for his contributions helped in building the Choudhrie Family student lounge, a social space for medical students who want a break from working life at the campus. He previously donated a sum of $2.5 million to set up the Sudhir Choudhrie Professorship of Cardiology at the campus.

Diller and Renfro were particular about their designs and the theories akin to them. This time while designing, they gave substantial importance to the entire design element of the building, so that it could serve many purposes like optimized solar gain through shading, the use of green roof top technologies to cut down the heat generated by asphalt and concrete and planting vegetation to reduce the irrigation needs.

 

Diller, Scofidio and Renfro design a brand new medical building for Columbia University

Diller, Scofidio and Renfro’s new masterpiece – medical building at Columbia University

The Columbia University is known for its vivacious campuses and vibrant buildings. This time, the medical campus got a revamped look. With excellent education and measures used to impart knowledge, the campus of the Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center is built for the programs undertaken by Columbia University’s medical students, physicians and surgeons.

The new center has been built by famous architecture company from New York- Diller, Scofidio and Renfro.

The center is a 14-floor glass storey tower that has a good view of the Hudson River. How Renfro and Diller see it, the glass windows are a representation of the connection between the environment and the students around. While they were designing, Diller, Scofidio and Renfer mentioned about their ‘study cascade’ strategy which talked about the seamless connection of the living space with the study.

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It has a ground to top staircase, many advanced classrooms and co-working spaces. It also has modern simulation centers that state the importance of medical education and how they should be studied, taught and practiced.

The well celebrated philanthropist and businessman – Sudhir Choudhrie donated to build the Choudhrie Family Student Lounge, a space for students to catch a few relaxing moments from their hectic schedule. A Sudhir Choudhrie Professorship of Cardiology was established in 1999.

Diller, Scofidio and Renfro gave much importance and attention to the design element of the building. Solar gain was optimized through shading; green roof top technologies were adopted to reduce the heat generated by urban asphalt and concrete and flowers and vegetation was planted to trim down irrigation needs.

Diller, Scofidio and Renfro’s new masterpiece – medical building at Columbia University

Columbia University recognises Sudhir Choudhrie’s Unconditional philanthropy

Donations are known to be life changing and have a perpetual effect on the ones who need it the most. Life changing donations make the world a better place.

That is the reason why Choudhrie Family Foundation was honoured for their magnificent philanthropic efforts at the event that was held at the official dedication of the Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center, the new medical and graduate education institute at the Columbia University Medical Center in Manhattan, New York, with a building that stands out because of its marvellous architecture.

The family also helped in setting up the Choudhrie Family Student Lounge, a necessary space for medical students to take a break from their hectic schedule.

The school’s leaders extended a warm welcome to Sudhir and Anita Choudhrie, who made their presence felt.

Sudhir and Anita Choudhrie

“My good friends Bunny and Anita Choudhrie are major benefactors for the building and great friends of Columbia,” said Lee Goldman, Dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center, reaffirming his friendship with Sudhir. “I want to thank you for contributing your friendship and how much you mean to all of us here at the medical center.”

Sudhir’s association with the doctors at the Columbia University Medical Center dates back to the year 1999, when he underwent a successful heart transplant. Expressing gratefulness, the family donated $2.5 million for establishing the Sudhir Choudhrie Professorship of Cardiology in 2009.

Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger exalted at Choudhrie’s and other major donors contribution and referred to them as: “Columbian families through and through; you just can’t say enough about what these families have done for Columbia.”

The family is pretty ecstatic and expressed gratitude to everyone at Columbia, revealing excitement on being a part of the new project and collaborating with the Columbia University Medical Center.

Columbia University recognises Sudhir Choudhrie’s Unconditional philanthropy

Columbia University honours Sudhir Choudhrie’s consistent charity efforts

Philanthropy is a potent force that can bring about a change; enough to cure and help the world for forthcoming generations. Such noble causes can change lives and bring smiles.

Sudhir Choudhrie, who is popular for his charity work, was honoured for his and the Choudhrie Family Foundation’s magnanimous efforts at the official dedication of the Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center, the medical and graduate education institute at the Columbia University Medical Center in Manhattan, New York.

The family also helped in establishing the Choudhrie Family Student Lounge, a recreational space for medical students for they too require some respite from their on-going projects and never ending schedule.

Sudhir Choudhrie

The event saw presence of Sudhir Choudhrie and wife Anita.

“My good friends Bunny and Anita Choudhrie are major benefactors for the building and great friends of Columbia,” said Lee Goldman, the Dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center, proclaiming his friendship with Sudhir. “I want to thank you for contributing your friendship and how much you mean to all of us here at the medical center.”

Sudhir had undergone a heart transplant surgery in 1999 with the help of doctors at the Columbia University Medical Center. To express gratitude, the family donated a massive amount of $2.5 million to reinforce the Sudhir Choudhrie Professorship of Cardiology.

Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger dignified the Choudhries’ and other super donors’ contribution and asserted, “Columbian families through and through; you just can’t say enough about what these families have done for Columbia.”

There was great excitement in the environment at Columbia and the family shared equal elation for being able to associate with new projects at the Columbia University Medical Center.

Columbia University honours Sudhir Choudhrie’s consistent charity efforts