Columbia University
Jerome L. Greene Science Center
New York, NY

458,000 sf • LEED® Gold certification • WITH RPBW

Davis Brody Bond partnered with the Renzo Piano Building Workshop on the development of Columbia University’s Manhattanville campus in northern Manhattan. Creating a new urban academic environment, the 17-acre site will include more than 6.8 million square feet of space for teaching, research, underground parking, and support services featuring facilities for civic, cultural, recreational, and commercial activity. The first phase includes the design of The Jerome L. Greene Science Center.

The Jerome L. Greene Science Center will serve as the intellectual home for Columbia’s expanding research initiative in Mind, Brain and Behavior. The Center will include laboratories for Columbia scientists exploring the causal relationship between gene function, brain wiring, and behavior. This research will have profound implications for the treatment of brain illness—probing the root causes of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and Motor Neuron diseases, among others. This research will also assist in decoding disorders of mood and motivation, cognition and behavior, such as autism, dementia, and schizophrenia.

The Center will establish an educational outreach facility and clinical programs with a focus on childhood developmental disorders and diseases of the aging brain. The Center will aim to clarify the workings of the mind—the mental processes that permit us to perceive, act, learn and remember, and that govern the individuality of human action.