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

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