This is an exciting moment for Barnard, as we embark on a new building program that will enhance the College’s unique position as a nexus of teaching and scholarship. The center for teaching and learning has been conceived—in design, structure, and program—to celebrate our stellar faculty, ambitious students, and dedicated staff, and to provide a diverse range of innovative and essential resources that will continue Barnard’s legacy for decades to come.
When the building opens its doors in August 2018, it will stand at the core of a Barnard education and at the heart of our campus in Morningside Heights. Designed by the award-winning firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, the 128,000 square foot building—with a base of five floors and a narrow tower of eleven floors aligned with Altschul Hall—will be a distinctive place that brings students and faculty together, facilitating collaborations and fostering dialogue. It will include a new kind of library, one that incorporates state-of-the art technologies and learning spaces in an interactive setting. And it will act as a dynamic hub for the campus, linking departments and disciplines, both physically and philosophically.
As we begin our next 125 years, Barnard will continue to be the premier college for women of intellect, ambition, and vision... with an extraordinary new building slated to transform our campus and our community.