An Urban Campus for the 21st Century

From Broadway and 125th Street west to a revitalized Hudson River waterfront, Columbia’s 17-acre Manhattanville campus will be a welcoming environment of publicly accessible open space, tree-lined streets, neighborhood-friendly retail and innovative academic buildings that invite community engagement. The first new buildings will be completed over the 2016–17 academic year.

Campus Plan

The nation’s first LEED-ND Platinum university campus plan is designed to be pedestrian-friendly, environmentally sustainable and welcoming not only to a diverse university community, but to West Harlem neighbors and the general public. Read More >

New Buildings

Designed by the world’s most acclaimed architects dedicated to enhancing the quality of urban life and human creativity, new buildings now under construction will house cutting-edge research and teaching in brain science, art galleries and performance spaces, and active community engagement. Read More >


The old Manhattanville industrial zone located between residential West Harlem and the Hudson River, is being reimagined as a new nexus for urban life in Upper Manhattan, including an expanded commitment to shared benefits with the local community. Read More >


The project is built on a commitment to state-of-the art clean construction techniques meeting the highest safety standards and dedicated to economic opportunity for local, minority and women-owned businesses and a diverse construction workforce. Read More >

“This is a milestone for Columbia not only because we are building a future in our home community, but because we’re doing so with the best urban planning principles and architectural designs that reflect both the shared values of city life and the fundamental need for a more sustainable society.”