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 Unveils a New Medical Building at the Campus

The Columbia University is an amazing institution with extremely good education standards and  a lush green campus. Known around the world, the University now has an additional center for the medical students, physicians and surgeons at the campus participating in the programs at the University.

Sudhir Choudhrie
The new medical center is called the Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center and has been built by famous New York based company- Diller, Renfro, Scofidio. The center has 14 floors that are made of glass, with an enchanting view of river Hudson. Diller and Renfro state that the windows are glass made to show a seamless connection between the students and the environment.

The architecture of the center was part of a carefully devised plan that Diller, Scofidio and Renfro worked on. They constructed the ‘study cascade’ theory in the center to show the connection between the social spaces and the academics. There is a ground-to-top staircase, advanced classrooms, co-working spaces and modern simulation centers at the medical center that indicate the good quality of medical classes’ conduction.

Sudhir Choudhrie, famous philanthropist and businessman, has been associated with Columbia University for his contributions. He built the Choudhrie Family Student Lounge at the campus site for medical students. The lounge is a living space for students for some leisure and break from repetitive routine. He also donated $2.5 million to fund the Sudhir Choudhrie Professorship of Cardiology at the campus.

The trio – Diller, Scofidio and Renfro are known for their ethereal ideas and dainty designs. And for the medical center, the design element was meticulously decided to employ the best benefits out of it. Making it an environmental friendly space, the center has shades to maximize the effect of solar gain. Moreover, green top techniques have been adopted to reduce heat generated by asphalt and concrete. Lastly, vegetation was planted to cut down the irrigation needs at the campus.

Columbia University Unveils a New Medical Building at the Campus

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 build a medical school at the Columbia University

Renowned across the globe for their exceptional education system and beautiful lush green campus, the Columbia University has a new addition to their infrastructure- Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center. The centre is a medical school built for the programs undertaken by Columbia University’s medical students, physicians and surgeons.

Construction of the new center was undertaken by a renowned architecture firm from New York namely- Diller, Scofidio and Renfro.

The medical center has a 14 glass storey floored tower which also has an amazing view of the Hudson River. There are glass windows which designate the seamless connection between the students and the environment, as per Diller and Renfro.

While making the architecture plan, Diller, Scofidio and Renfro derived inspiration from ‘study cascade’ theory to show a link between the social spaces and studies. There is also a ground-to-top staircase, advanced classrooms, co-working spaces and brilliant modern simulation centers that clearly indicate about the quality of medical classes conducted at the campus.

A well known businessman and philanthropist- Sudhir Choudhrie has been long linked with Columbia University for his contributions. He recently donated toward the Choudhrie Family Student Lounge, a typical space for medical students who want to revive their energy in the midst of busy hours. He also donated previously to sponsor the Sudhir Choudhrie Professorship of Cardiology at the campus.

Diller, Scofidio and Renfro are chiefly known for their great designs. For the medical center too, they gave much attention to the entire design element of the building. The building is environment friendly. For example- solar gain was optimized through shading, use of green roof top technologies increased to cut down the heat generated by asphalt and concrete and vegetation was planted to reduce the irrigation needs.

 

 

Diller, Scofidio and Renfro build a medical school at the Columbia University

AlphaOne Amritsar Concludes Second ‘Say No to Drugs’ Drive in Maqbool Pura

AlphaOne Amritsar, a retail subsidiary of Alpha G:Corp concluded the second drive of its ‘Say No to Drugs’ drive on 23rd January, 2015. The campaign, a joint initiative of AlphaOne and Swami Vivekananda Drug De-Addiction and Treatment Centre, is in line with the first drug rehabilitation program that was rolled out on 14th November, 2014. Flagged off by Mr Bhagat, DC Amritsar last year, the drive pledged to combat substance abuse efficaciously.

The second drive was organized at Pulse Hospital in Maqbool Pura, an area that is adversely affected by drugs in Amritsar. The event consisted of counselling sessions both in the vicinity of the hospital and in the privacy of homes. The campaign had a core team of more than 35 volunteers including doctors, Team AlphaOne and volunteers of ‘Amritsar Sparkling-Be the Change’ pro-actively participating in the event. The team also offered door-to-door assistance to spread the word about the detrimental effects of drug abuse, along with informing the locals about the distinct medical facilities like ambulance, mobile vans, counselling and treatments that are available at the hospital.

Exalted at the successful conclusion of the second drive, Dr. Prodipta, Executive Director Alpha G:Corp said, “This is a collaborative effort on our part along with like-minded partners for our on-going civic and social initiatives, ‘Amritsar Sparkling’ and ‘Be The Change’. This collaborative initiative will continue to reinforce and increase awareness about the importance of good health and fitness among the residents as well as meaningfully and consistently educate people about the dreaded drug habit. We hope to take this initiative further and espouse a systematic approach for better health and fitness with Say No to Drugs.”

The volunteers also distributed fliers to educate the residents about cleanliness and hygiene—the underlining idea behind their monthly cleanliness drive, ‘Amritsar Sparkling’. Endeavouring to transform the community, the volunteers also motivated the residents to keep their area clean.

Established in 2003, Alpha G:Corp Development Private Limited has not only been a pioneer of modern retail in India but has also been successful in revamping the face of the otherwise profit seeking private sector by regularly organizing various sustainable eco-practices and community-centric drives.

Of the many illustrious names on its board, Mr Sudhir Choudhrie sits on the Board of Directors and provides expert advice on business and philanthropic initiatives of the group as a whole.

AlphaOne Amritsar Concludes Second ‘Say No to Drugs’ Drive in Maqbool Pura

AlphaOne Concludes Another Successful Drive for Its ‘Say No to Drugs’ Campaign

AlphaOne, a retail subsidiary of one of the most felicitated companies in the Indian real estate industry Alpha G: Corp, recently conducted the second drive of ‘Say No to Drugs’ campaign. ‘Say No to Drugs’ is a drug rehabilitation endeavour that was first flagged off on Children’s Day (14th November) last year, and focuses on the ill-effects of drugs in the Maqbool Pura area of Amritsar.

A joint initiative of AlphaOne and Swami Vivekananda Drug De-Addiction & Treatment Centre, the drive aims to raise awareness on substance abuse through a series of live programmes and roadshows. This time around, it was Pulse Hospital that hosted the event with the support of more than 35 dedicated doctors and volunteers from ‘Amritsar Sparkling- Be the Change’. Included in the brief were medical facilities, treatments and other services like mobile vans and ambulances available for the locals at the hospital.

The ‘Say No to Drugs’ team went campaigning door-to-door and also held private counselling sessions. Additionally, the volunteers from ‘Amritsar Sparkling’ joined in, distributing fliers educating the residents about the importance of cleanliness. The team, through live interaction and counselling, mobilised the locals for keeping their surroundings hygienic and underlined the catastrophic effects of substance abuse.

Acknowledging the doctors and the volunteers for the efforts they put in for the success of the drive, Dr Prodipta Sen, Executive Director Alpha G:Corp said, “This is a collaborative effort on our part along with like-minded partners for our on-going civic and social initiatives, ‘Amritsar Sparkling’ and ‘Be The Change’. This collaborative initiative will continue to reinforce and increase awareness about the importance of good health and fitness among the residents as well as meaningfully and consistently educate people about the dreaded drug habit. We hope to take this initiative further and espouse a systematic approach for better health and fitness with Say No to Drugs.”

Alpha G: Corp has been widely recognised both at prestigious national and international platforms for pioneering eco-friendly practices. Geared towards providing pragmatic healthcare, civic amenities and holistic well-being to communities in the cities of its operations, Alpha G:Corp, with prominent entrepreneurs like Mr Sudhir Choudhrie on board, believes that it is these strong set of values which are their distinguishing factors and a catalyst in consistently refining their brands perception of delivering the finest in the industry.

AlphaOne Concludes Another Successful Drive for Its ‘Say No to Drugs’ Campaign