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Columbia Manhattanville Jerome L. Science Center

with Davis Brody Bond and Renzo Piano Building Workshop

Atelier Ten is working closely with Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Davis Brody Bond, Columbia University, and the rest of the design team to define and achieve ambitious environmental aspirations for the new Manhattanville campus.

he development of the new Manhattanville campus will include life science laboratories, the business school, and other academic and residential buildings. During the masterplan phase, Atelier Ten developed the Columbia University Environmental Sustainability Framework (CUESF), which set stringent environmental
targets for all future development.

For the recently completed design of the Jerome L. Greene building, Atelier Ten guided the design of a high-performance fa├žade that meets high environmental and acoustic requirements, while introducing a new architectural language to upper Manhattan. Atelier Ten is also working closely with the engineers to increase energy savings through optimized laboratory ventilation rates and innovative conditioning strategies.

Typical of a laboratory building, the building has a very intensive process water demand. By exploring opportunities for stormwater and greywater reuse and decreased cooling tower use, the lab building and surrounding Phase I development meets significant potable water reduction targets as outlined in the sustainability framework.