On Thursday, June 1, Scott Wright Vice President of Campus Services at Columbia University joined a panel discussion “Changes in Campus Residential Life: Designing for a New Student Generation” at the Center for Architecture. 

Columbia University’s new Business School buildings and The Square, a one-acre open green space at the Manhattanville campus, have been selected as finalists for Urban Land Institute New York’s (ULI NY) Awards for Excellence in Development competition.

inFO is a monthly email with news from across Columbia University Facilities and Operations. Check out the May 2023 edition.

Lithium-ion batteries are widely used in rechargeable electronics, from smart phones, laptops and tablets, to scooters, bikes and electric cars - and chances are you are using them to power your devices. You may have heard about recent fires caused by lithium-ion batteries, which were not limited to e-bike batteries only. These fires are preventable by following these guidelines.

Did you know that the summer is one of the busiest times for Facilities and Operations? While many students and faculty are away on a well-deserved break, Facilities and Operations likes to take advantage of the quieter campus to perform a wide range of improvements.

Transformation of the lower-level event space in Lerner Hall is nearing its final stages. The renovation project will create a world-class performance space for musical, dance, and artist performances, and arts-related programming and activities. Named the Walter and Shirley Wang Pavilion, the space is set to open for Fall 2023.

Congratulations to eleven of our Facilities and Operations colleagues who have successfully completed their degrees this academic year while balancing the demands of a full-time job for their intellectual and professional development. 

Surfing lobsters, snow cones, and a boatload of shrimp: Surf & Turf 2023.

On April 19, Columbia Dining received the Together We Can Make a Difference Award. 

Over the summer, window units will be permanently installed at John Jay, Hartley and Wallach Halls.

The CU Grow Vendor Development program hosted its first procurement event of 2023 on April 19 at The Forum, bringing together the program’s seventh cohort of 21 minority-, women-, and locally owned (MWL) firms with program alumni and project managers from Columbia University Facilities and Operations (CUFO).  

Ethan Brown (BUS '08), Founder and CEO of Beyond Meat visited JJ's Place for a recipe tasting with Chef Mike and team.

inFO is a monthly email with news from across Columbia University Facilities and Operations. Check out the April 2023 edition.

Studies were recently conducted to develop a Strategic Decarbonization Master Plan that would meet Plan 2030 and NYC Local Law 97 (LL97) emissions reduction requirements.

Columbia University has initiated a program to provide free menstrual products in 39 buildings across its three main campuses.