New Building Gets Its Name

The Cheryl and Philip Milstein Teaching and Learning Center is scheduled to open in fall 2018

The building's new sign is displayed by Interim President Robert Goldberg, former president Debora Spar, Cheryl Glicker Milstein '82, Board Chair Jolyne Caruso-FitzGerald '81, and Philip Milstein CC '71. (Photographs by Asiya Khaki ’09 and Phoebe Jones ’18)

Barnard’s new teaching and learning center, currently under construction, will be named in honor of Board of Trustees vice chair and alumna Cheryl Glicker Milstein ’82 and Columbia College alumnus and trustee emeritus Philip Milstein ’71. The Cheryl and Philip Milstein Teaching and Learning Center, a 128,000-square-foot facility designed by the award-winning architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, is funded in large part by a $25 million gift from the Milstein family to The Bold Standard, Barnard’s capital campaign.

Students, alumnae, faculty, and staff celebrated the building’s “topping off” on April 12, marking the end of the steel construction phase. Attendees munched on hammer-shaped cookies and signed one of the last beams that will be part of the building, memorializing their time on Barnard’s changing campus. •