architectural rendering of the The Milstein Center

New Building Construction


The Cheryl and Philip Milstein Center for Teaching and Learning serves 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 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 provides a diverse range of innovative and essential resources that continues Barnard’s legacy for decades to come.

The building stands 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—is a distinctive place that convenes students and faculty, facilitates collaboration, and fosters dialogue. It includes a new kind of library, one that brings together current technologies and learning spaces in an interactive setting. Furthermore, it is a dynamic academic hub of the campus, linking departments and disciplines both physically and philosophically.



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