A City Campus Built for People and Ideas


The first new buildings on Columbia’s Manhattanville campus will come to life during the 2016-17 academic year—the first stage of a sustainable urban design that will unfold over decades. The campus will provide innovative spaces for teaching, pioneering research, artistic expression and the shared human experiences of a great city defined by openness and diversity.

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An Invitation to Connect, Engage, Explore

A onetime industrial zone five blocks north of Columbia’s historic Morningside Heights campus is being reimagined for the next century as an open, welcoming place of tree-lined sidewalks, accessible green spaces, art galleries and performance venues, lively storefronts and community education centers, connecting West Harlem to a revitalized Hudson River waterfront.

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Knowledge Across Traditional Boundaries

Like New York City itself, Columbia thrives as a meeting place where people come together and new ideas can flourish. Fulfilling a great university’s mission of discovering solutions to our society’s most pressing challenges requires a new kind of shared space where creative minds across many academic disciplines can collaborate in research and study, in shared inspiration and experimentation.

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Columbia University Dedicates Its 17-Acre Manhattanville Campus, Establishing Its Academic and Civic Aspirations for a Century to Come

President Lee C. Bollinger welcomes local officials, the University community, and Architect Renzo Piano at the historic dedication of the new campus.

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Connecting Kids to Brain Science, Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute Teams Up with BioBus

The Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute and BioBus partnered at bringing new educational opportunities to schools and community centers across Upper Manhattan and the Bronx.

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Construction and Renovation Across Columbia's Campuses

The Manhattanville campus is part of an ongoing investment in new and renovated facilities throughout the University.

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