Assistant Vice President, Facilities Engineering
James Thompsen

James Thompsen is the Assistant Vice President of Facilities Engineering at Columbia University Medical Center.  James joined Columbia University in March of 2008. As the Assistant Vice President of Facilities Engineering, James oversees Engineering, Plant Operation, Capital Infrastructure and Utilities. Mr. Thompsen introduced Commissioning to all Capital Projects and created an Energy Master Plan to reduce our 33 million dollar Energy Budget.

Prior to joining Columbia University, Mr. Thompsen worked at Continuum Health Partners where he held several progressive management positions including Corporate Director of Engineering and Director of Engineering at St Lukes/Roosevelt Hospital.  Mr. Thompsen managed 6 million square foot and 50 million Energy Budget.

Prior to working for Continuum Mr. Thompsen worked for Cosentini Associates where he worked as an MEP Engineer on the AOL/Time Warner Center Project  which included multiple areas such as, Commercial, Residential, Retail, Theater and Hotel.

Mr. Thompsen was also the Chief Engineer for Beth Israel Medical Center where he was involved on building the New Phillips Ambulatory Care Center and managed engineering operation.

Mailing Address: 

Columbia University Medical Center 

650 168th Street, Room B-07

New York, NY 10032


Telephone: 212-305-3715



James Thompsen
Assistant Vice President for Facilities Engineering

Lizbel Vasquez
Executive Administrative Assistant to James Thompsen and Herman Matte

Need Help? Contact Facilities Management

212-305-Help (4357), select 'Option 3'
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
All other times, call Public Safety at
305-8100 for routine matters or
305-7979 for an on-campus emergency.

Facilities Operations

650 West 168th Street
Black Building, Room B-02
New York, NY 10032
Tel: 212-305-4357 (Option 3)
Fax: (212) 305-1026

Parking Office

650 West 168th Street
Black Building
New York, NY 10032
Tel: 212-305-4357 (Option 7)
Fax: 212-305-1026

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50 Haven Avenue
Bard Hall, 1st Floor
New York, NY 10032
Tel: 212-304-7000
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