Native New Yorker Leads the Team Building New Campus

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Marcelo Velez

In more than two decades at Columbia University, native New Yorker Marcelo Velez has overseen a wide range of campus building projects, including the School of Social Work, William C. Warren Hall, and Lenfest Hall. Now, as vice president of the Manhattanville Development Group in University Facilities, he is managing Columbia’s largest and most complex construction project in nearly a century. The result isn’t just visionary architecture, but environmental sustainability and economic opportunity.

Learn more about how Marcelo Velez went from an Army veteran to overseeing the construction of Manhattanville.

This story is part of a series on Manhattanville covered by Columbia News. See the full package here.