The Knowledge Center

The Knowledge Center at the Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library enables barrier-free interaction with biomedical data and recorded knowledge. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the Knowledge Center provides flexible, technologically innovative spaces for students, faculty, and staff to learn, research, and gather.

Project Location: Hammer Health Sciences Building, 701 W. 168th St.

Client: Columbia University Medical Center Central Administration

Project Program: Optimized flexible space for learning, studying, researching, or meeting

Project Scope: New ceilings, flooring, lighting, furniture, and signage as well as fire protection and electrical and HVAC system modifications.

Project Area: 8,500 square feet

Special Feature and Highlight: Distinct zones for collaboration work, data gathering, study areas, and meetings

Architect: Mitchell | Giurgola Architects

MEP Engineer: AKF Group LLC

Commissioning Agent: GHC Facility Consultants, Inc.

Contractor: Hellman Construction Co.

Year Completed: 2015

Media Coverage

"Building of the Day: Columbia University’s Knowledge Center," The Architect's Newspaper, 10/27/16

Project Team

  • Grace Lin

    Capital Project Management