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Alumni Auditorium & Black Building | Columbia University Medical Center | Phase I Spring 2018
       
     
Alumni Auditorium & Black Building | Columbia University Medical Center | Phase I Spring 2018

MdeAS work is underway at Columbia University Medical Center. The new design of the Alumni Auditorium building, currently used by students as a large lecture hall, introduces a new space that will not only better serve the students, but will create a gateway and destination for campus visitors, as well as a formal space for guest lectures, panels, and other high-profile events.

The proposed lobby features a distinctive wood wall contouring the underbelly of the auditorium mezzanine, creating a subtle sense of connection between the lobby and auditorium. Meanwhile, the curved wall adds a sculptural element to the lobby, providing a powerful focal point that seamlessly integrates with the rest of the design.

MdeAS' design opens up the space with a reconfigured floor plan and a glass curtain wall that establishes a dramatic street presence and reveals a fully modern interior with a double-height lobby. The new facade also transforms the lobby interior, flooding the space with natural light and creates a welcoming atmosphere.

Phase I is scheduled to be completed in spring 2018.

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