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Alumni Auditorium Renovation Starts May 2017
Tuesday, April 11, 2017


Rendering of the new facade for Alumni Auditorium.
Rendering by MdeAS Architects


The College of Physicians and Surgeons Building and the William Black Building currently have fortress-like exterior facades, congested entry conditions, outdated lobbies and connecting public spaces, and suboptimal interior spaces behind the lobbies. By erecting a welcoming glass façade and reconfiguring the interior spaces, Columbia University Medical Center will create an open, collaborative, and supportive physical environment for staff, students, and visitors to gather, share ideas, and innovate.


To enable these renovation efforts, Alumni Auditorium will be temporarily closed and offline from 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, through 11 p.m. on Thursday, August 31, 2017. Beginning September 1, 2017, Alumni Auditorium will reopen and be available for use; a temporary façade enclosure will be constructed and will remain in place until the new glass façade is completed. The auditorium lobby, however, will remain temporarily closed and unavailable for use until the project is completed in summer 2018.


Learn more about the Alumni Auditorium Renovation project, led by our Capital Project Management team. CUMC Facilities will also share updates via campus-wide notifications, including digital signage, printed signage, and announcements in the CU168 newsletter. If you work adjacent to the space, we also invite you to sign up for building alerts to stay informed about the impact to your specific building.



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