Columbia University School of Nursing

  • area / size 68,000 sqft
  • Completed 2017
  • CO|FX is a collaborative work of two firms to make Columbia University School of Nursing, a cutting-edge learning environment in New York City, New York.

    The new Columbia University School of Nursing is a state‐of‐the‐art educational facility at the Columbia University Medical Center campus in upper Manhattan. The design focuses on creating a bright, welcoming pavilion that anchors the Medical Center campus and offers students meaningful social connections  internally while opening outwards to the neighboring community. The building resulted from an invited design competition, and provides sixty‐five percent more space than the school’s current location. Densely  programmed to alternate educational areas with spaces for community outreach, the building accommodates  various styles of teaching and learning with specialized functions—innovative simulation technology, research  facilities, and student and faculty spaces—that reinforce the school’s mission and pedagogy, resulting in an  environment that facilitates collaboration, interaction and clinical excellence.

    Architect: CO|FX
    Design Team: Guy Geier, Nicholas Garrison, Scott Kelsey, Michael Syracuse, Luis Bustamante, Jonathan Kanda, Angie Lee, Ilana Judah, Richard Barbarino, Christina Galati, Dawn Hood, Illiana Ivanova, Jatin Kayastha, Heng‐Choong Leong, Jessica Li, Jonathan Meier, Kazuhiro Adachi, Miwa Fukui
    Photography: Frank Oudeman