Phase 1 of Columbia University’s Manhattanville Campus project will create space for the Jerome L. Greene Science Center, Lenfest Center for the Arts and Columbia Business School. Each of the planned buildings will open as they are completed.
The nine-story Jerome L. Greene Science Center will open first and will be the home of the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute. Shen Milsom & Wilke acousticians concentrated on creating a low-vibration environment to support the institute’s unique needs, including research and high-resolution imaging. Other areas of the building include research support, a screening center, an education center, 130-person seminar room and retail spaces on the ground floor.
The site faces Broadway and is adjacent to an elevated subway track. Our team measured and analyzed the noise and vibrations in order to provide the best mitigation options possible. We developed acoustic and vibration design criteria for all laboratory, administrative, research, imaging and public spaces, and we provided detailed acoustic and mechanical noise and vibration control input.
The Lenfest Center for the Arts will be the next building to open, and will include a screening center, a flexible performance space, a gallery and a flexible exhibition space.
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