Nico Kienzl on Columbia Manhattanville’s Sustainability

Leading U.S. construction publication, Engineering News-Record (ENR), features Columbia University’s Manhattanville Campus in the most recent online issue. The featured article, “Up, Down, Side to Side: Columbia’s New Campus Rumbles to Life”, highlights the design and construction ambitions, innovations, and challenges of one of the biggest developments to date for the University.

Sustainability is a big driver for this 6.8 million sq ft campus. Atelier Ten has been deeply involved in its development from the beginning, helping the University define, shape, and achieve the ambitious environmental aspirations for Manhattanville.

Director, Nico Kienzl, who has been the project principal for all of Atelier Ten’s projects with Columbia Manhanttanville, shared his thoughts on sustainability, collaboration, and Columbia’s commitment in the article. Atelier Ten has been instrumental in leading the sustainable and high performance design efforts for many components on the campus including the Jerome L. Greene Mind Brian Behavior Building, the Lenfest Center for the Arts Building, and the Central Energy Plant. Atelier Ten also helped the Campus achieve the first LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) Platinum certification in the United States.

Read featured article in ENR.