Barnard Builds

This is a time of historic momentum for Barnard College as it continues to build on its excellence through a variety of initiatives. Continuing to expand, renovate, and improve the College’s buildings and facilities remains a strong focus. The College is finalizing plans to begin construction on the Roy and Diana Vagelos Science Center in Spring 2024. The project, which will renovate and expand the existing Altschul Hall into a state-of-the-art science facility, will open in the first half of 2026. The Francine A. LeFrak Foundation Center for Well-Being, a centralized hub for physical, mental, and financial health under construction in Barnard Hall, is expected to be complete by late Spring 2024.


View from entrance of Milbank in the spring


Barnard College’s Office of Capital Projects oversees all construction projects on campus under the Barnard Builds umbrella. Led by the Capital Projects Division, the staff oversees new construction projects, renovations, and major repair and replacement projects for all campus buildings. The Capital Projects team manages outside vendors and consultants, including architects, construction managers or contractors for major construction projects. Email Barnard Builds with questions or concerns.

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