New York, New York
In association with Bernard Tschumi Architects
Columbia University’s Lerner Hall is located in the school’s historic quadrangle at the center of campus. IBI Group developed unique, three-dimensional computerized images of the interior and exterior spaces of the proposed building, and provided multiple options for building a facility that aesthetically and functionally met the client’s needs. The 10-story, 225,000 sf project was completed in 1999 at a cost of $85 million.
IBI Group’s innovative design bridged the neoclassicism of the original campus with the high-tech requirements and far-reaching interests of modern students. Lerner Hall unites a diverse group of student activities that were previously scattered across many locations throughout the campus by making office space and meeting rooms available for use to the hundreds of student organizations on the Columbia campus. In addition to ample gathering space, the building contains a bookstore, a mail-room, a radio station, a double-height dining room, and a black box theater.