Unveiling the New Medical School at Columbia University

Known globally for exceptional education standards, Columbia University is one of the best institutions. A beautiful green campus and coveted teaching methods is everything that a student needs. Recently the campus got an additional medical building, built by a popular New York based firm- Diller, Scofidio and Renfro. The Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center. A considerate step taken by the University, the new medical building aims to house medical programs for the medical students, physicians and surgeons at the campus.

The building is a 14-floor glass tower with a striking view of River Hudson. With the glass windows around, there is a seamless connection between the students and the environment- as mentioned by the Diller, Renfro firm.

Sudhir and Anita Choudhrie

Diller, Scofidio and Renfro meticulously planned the whole design element of the building and incorporated a strategy called, ‘study cascade’ to show the link between the social space and the study area with a ground to top level staircase. Not only this, there are progressive classrooms, co-working spaces and modern simulation centers in the building to effectively impart medical education.

Sudhir Choudhrie, a renowned philanthropist and businessman, has been long associated with Columbia University for his contributions at the University. He built the Choudhrie Family Student Lounge at the campus site for medical students. Choudhrie is also known to have donated an amount of $2.5 million to set up the Sudhir Choudhrie Professorship of Cardiology at the medical premises.

Diller, Scofidio and Renfro are famous for their brilliant ideas and approach of details. This time while designing this medical center, they installed shades to maximize solar power, fitted green roof top technologies to reduce heat generated by urban asphalt and concrete and planted vegetation to cut down irrigation requirements.

Unveiling the New Medical School at Columbia University

New Medical School Opens up at the Columbia University

The Columbia University is honored for its excellent education methods for students and a lavish green campus all around the globe. It recently got a new addition to the campus- Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center – a medical center built for the programs undertaken by Columbia University’s medical students, physicians and surgeons.

The new center has been designed by a popular architecture company from New York, namely Diller, Scofidio and Renfro. It has a 14 glass storey floors that has a striking view of the Hudson River. There are glass windows that symbolise a seamless connection between the students and the environment, as per Diller and Renfro.

While formulating the whole architecture plan, Diller, Scofidio and Renfro stated the ‘study cascade’ theory to be able to show a connection between the social spaces and the studies. There is also a ground-to-top staircase, which has modern classrooms, co-working spaces and brilliant simulation centers that clearly specify about the excellence of medical classes conducted at the campus.

Renowned philanthropist and businessman Sudhir Choudhrie has been long linked with Columbia University for his contributions towards it. He built the Choudhrie Family Student Lounge, a space for medical students to take a break from the busy hours. He also donated an enormous sum of $2.5 million for the Sudhir Choudhrie Professorship of Cardiology at the campus.

Diller, Scofidio and Renfro who are known for their fine designs and creative ideas journeyed through the medical center’s design element by turning it into an environment friendly space. For example- solar gain was enhanced through installing shades, green roof top technologies’ was used to trim down the heat generated by asphalt and concrete and vegetation was planted to reduce the irrigation needs.

New Medical School Opens up at the Columbia University

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