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.

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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’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 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

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 Confers Sudhir Choudhrie and Family at Building Dedication Ceremony

The Choudhrie Family Foundation was honored and recognized at the official dedication of the Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center – the new medical education building at the Columbia University Medical Centre in Manhattan.  Sudhir Choudhrie’s foundation donated a significant amount to build Choudhrie Family Student Lounge for medical students to take a break in between their sessions.

Sudhir Choudhrie

Sudhir Choudhrie attended the event with wife Anita and son Dhairya.

The education center is an enormous 100,000 square-foot, 14-story building, and is a marvelous piece of architecture. It is made of technologically advanced classrooms, collaboration spaces and a modern simulation center, as well as the Choudhrie Family Student Lounge, and is likely to officially open in August.

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

Choudhrie’s have shared a close personal and professional relationship with the esteemed Columbia University Medical Center. In 1999, when Sudhir Choudhrie had to undergo a heart transplant, he was admitted here at Columbia. Since then, his family has been grateful to the foundation. Their family had also donated $2.5 million to establish the Sudhir Choudhrie Professorship of Cardiology in 2009.

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

Choudhrie family expressed their gratitude on being conferred at the ceremony, and was highly thankful to the university on being introduced as a part of this project and a vital member in the ecosystem of the university.

Columbia University Confers Sudhir Choudhrie and Family at Building Dedication Ceremony