architectural rendering of the The Milstein Center

New Building Construction


The Cheryl and Philip Milstein Center for Teaching and Learning will serve as a new academic hub in the heart of the Barnard College campus.

The Cheryl and Philip Milstein Center for Teaching and Learning at Barnard College, which is being built on the former site of Lehman Hall, has been conceived in design, structure, and program to celebrate our stellar faculty, ambitious students, and dedicated staff. It will 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 both a Barnard education and our campus in Morningside Heights. Designed by the award-winning firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, the 128,000-square-foot building—with a base of five floors and a tower of eleven floors adjacent to Altschul Hall—will be a distinctive place that convenes students and faculty, facilitates collaboration, and fosters dialogue. It will include a new kind of library, one that brings together current technologies and learning spaces in an interactive setting. Furthermore, it will be a dynamic academic hub of the campus, linking departments and disciplines both physically and philosophically.



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