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Zig-Zagging Columbia Medical Building Is Nearly Complete

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And construction just got underway on the school's Academic Conference Center

By Field Condition

Construction work on Columbia University Medical Center’s Graduate and Education building in Washington Heights is nearing completion, Field Condition reports. The 14-story building is being designed by Diller, Scofidio + Renfro along with Gensler, and will house classrooms, training facilities, simulation areas and an auditorium when it is complete.

The building has now been named Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center, after the namesake donors who graduated from the University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, and Barnard College respectively. It’s scheduled to open sometime in August this year.

Moving south from Washington Heights, work is now underway on the school’s University Forum and Academic Conference Center, that’s part of the larger Manhattanville Campus, Harlem+Bespoke reports (h/t YIMBY).

The three-story building is being designed in partnership between Renzo Piano Design Workshop and Dattner Architects and is located at 3205 Broadway. Once complete in 2018 it will include two auditoriums, a cafe, offices, and meeting rooms.