Summer 2022 Construction Projects

May 19, 2022

While many Columbians may look forward to the summer for a well-deserved break, Facilities and Operations eagerly anticipates it for a different reason - the opportunity to perform a wide range of projects across campus. 

Similar to previous years, Facilities and Operations is taking advantage of the summer to complete campus improvements, big and small, including public space improvements, facade repairs, and restroom refreshes. Highlights of improvements performed during the summer are outlined below for summer projects and ongoing renovations in alphabetical order by building, with a map showing the project locations.

If you have questions or concerns about any construction project taking place this summer, please call the Columbia University Facilities Services Center, 24 hours a day, seven days a week at (212) 854-2222 or e-mail [email protected] (emails are responded to during regular business hours).

Summer Construction

Amsterdam Avenue between 114th and 120th Streets

Repairs to the areaways on the western sidewalk of Amsterdam Avenue, including the installation of new metal sidewalk grating, structural support, and replacement of granite

Broadway Hall, CEPSR, Fairchild, and Mudd

The New York City Department of Buildings has instituted two new elevator code requirements that buildings in the city must comply with. Elevator upgrades to buildings on campus will continue over the course of the next several years to comply with the new regulations, including at Broadway Hall, CEPSR, Fairchild, and Mudd this summer.

Buell Hall

Installation of new handrail at entrance, repair of pathway leading to entrance to correct uneven surface, replacement of accessible ramp

Carman Hall

Replacement of the ceiling on the 1300 level, and refresh of laundry room, including new paint, LED lights, polished concrete floor

Casa Italiana 200 Level

Historic restoration of the Teatro room ceiling

Casa Latina

Renovation of kitchen and bathrooms, with replacement of showers, new flooring and doors

CEPSR 

Replacement of the roof on the southern portion of the lower roof level

College Walk Accessible Elevator (near Dodge Hall)

Refurbishment of door to accessible elevator adjacent to Dodge Hall that connects upper and lower campus

Dodge Fitness Center

Refinishing Schiller Court at Levien Gymnasium, including sanding, new paint with specialized branding graphics, and re-striping

East Campus

Repairs to the façade in accordance with the NYC Department of Building’s Façade Inspection and Safety Program

Furnald Hall 100 Level

Refresh of lobby, including new Public Safety desk, wood work, paint, and furniture

Hamilton Hall

Replacement of main doors and installation of new door hardware

Hartley Hall

Refresh of laundry room, including new paint, LED lights, polished concrete floor

Hogan Hall

Refresh of hallways throughout the building with new carpet, paint, ceiling tiles, and doors

International Affairs Building 600 and 1500 Levels

Refresh of restrooms, including new faucets, tile, ceiling tiles, exhaust, and partitions

John Jay Hall

Refresh of laundry room, including new paint, LED lights, polished concrete floor

Repairs to the façade in accordance with the NYC Department of Building’s Façade Inspection and Safety Program

Kent Hall

Replacement of windows on the south and east facade

Renovation of the Center for Veteran Transition and Integration

Lerner Hall

Replacement of the southwest roof to address leaks and other drainage conditions

Lewisohn Hall

Replacement of the existing fire alarm system, and expansion of the existing fire sprinkler system

Low Library

Restoration of the northernmost section of granite steps leading to the building's main entrance, as well as the adjacent brick pathway, while addressing underlying waterproofing and structural conditions

McBain Hall

Repairs to the façade in accordance with the NYC Department of Building’s Façade Inspection and Safety Program

Mudd 700, 1200, and 1300 Levels

Refresh of the elevator lobby on the 700 level

Renovation of restrooms on the 1200 and 1300 levels to include accessible stalls, including new fixtures, finishes, flooring, ceiling and lighting elements, and partitions

Philosophy Hall

Replacement of piping that has exceed its useful life, in order to prevent leaks

Pulitzer Hall

Repair of areaways, waterproofing of basement wall, structural supports, and installation of new granite and gratings

Schapiro Hall

Waterproofing of plaza to address leaks, including the installation of new granite, brick pavers, bike racks, and new planters

Refresh of hallways throughout the building with new carpet, paint, ceiling tiles, doors, and furniture

South Field West

Installation of new drainage system and event power

Uris Hall

Repairs to the façade in accordance with the NYC Department of Building’s Façade Inspection and Safety Program

Van Am Quad

Replacement of catch basins and associated piping to improve drainage

Wallach Hall

Refresh of laundry room, including new paint, LED lights, polished concrete floor

Wien Hall

Replacement of windows near elevator lobbies to bring in more light, and refresh of hallways throughout the building with new carpet, paint, ceiling tiles, and doors

Ongoing Renovations

600 W. 125th Street

Construction of a new 34-story residential apartment for graduate students and faculty with retail space on the ground floor

Avery Hall

Repair of wooden and metal window frames with new paint

Baker Athletics Complex

Replacment of the existing tennis facility (clubhouse and air-supported bubble) with a state-of-the-art tennis center

Jerome Greene Hall

Repairs to the façade in accordance with the NYC Department of Building’s Façade Inspection and Safety Program, including the replacement of the guard rail at the projecting balconies on the south and north elevations

International Affairs Building

Repairs to the façade in accordance with the NYC Department of Building’s Façade Inspection and Safety Program, and replacement of the center roof

Low Library

Restoration of the original historic cast-iron framed monumental arch window on the west side of the Rotunda, and repairs to the roof

Nash Building

Renovations of various interior spaces and critical building systems throughout the building

Pupin Hall 100, 200, and 1300 Levels

Renovation of the Pasupathy Lab, including  the expansion of the existing laboratory on the 100 level, upgrade of a new area for the lab on the 200 level, and the renovation of office space on the 1300 level

Studebaker Building

Repairs to the façade and a full roof replacement

Uris Hall

Repairs to the façade in accordance with the NYC Department of Building’s Façade Inspection and Safety Program

Watson Hall

Repairs to the façade in accordance with the NYC Department of Building’s Façade Inspection and Safety Program

Wien Courtyard

Repair and restoration of the cast iron/metal entrance gate and iron fencing at Wien Courtyard