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Lenfest Center for the Arts
In a high-performance cultural center on Columbia University's new campus, Renzo Piano Building Workshop looks to the neighborhood's industrial tradition. Steel and aluminum make this multi-program building robust functionally and aesthetically.
Jerome L. Greene Science Center
Clarity, openness, quiet, and energy- sparing ingenuity make the new headquarters of Columbia University's Mind Brain Behavior Institute a remarkable workplace for cutting- edge research and community health promotion. The crystalline Greene Center gives its neighborhood a view of science in vitro.
The Bridge at Cornell Tech
Weiss/Manfredi Architects have reimagined an academic “co-location” building as an open connector both physically and programmatically, mixing Cornell Tech's students with entrepreneurs. With a cloven volume and an innovative facade, The Bridge is as clever a problem-solver as the tech businesses it's designed to incubate.
USTA Arthur Ashe Stadium Roof
The more than 23,000 seats at the largest tennis stadium in the world were not originally designed to have a roof overhead, but after rain hindered the US Open for five consecutive years, the United States Tennis Association sought a solution.
Leave it to Christian de Portzamparc to find the implicit poetry in a New York zoning envelope. A long process involving three developers and several program revisions over 14 years has become a success story on multiple levels, giving its neighborhood a strikingly complex geometry, a livable community, and a technically impressive façade.
Officially named the Kathleen Grimm School for Leadership and Sustainability at Sandy Ground, the steel-framed, precast panel-clad P.S. 62 is the first net-zero-energy school in New York City and one of the first of its kind worldwide.