WHO: Barnard College announced today that its 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.

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WHAT: When The Milstein Center opens its doors in the fall of 2018, it will stand at the core of a Barnard education and will be a key facility at the College, one of the first liberal arts colleges to institute a distinct technology requirement. The building—with a base of five floors and a narrow tower of eleven floors—is anticipated to receive a LEED Silver rating and will help set the New York City standard for green technology and building practices.  Read more about the architectural vision.

WHEN: Barnard College announced the building name today, March 3, at a luncheon honoring Cheryl and Philip Milstein, who have supported the College for three decades and are proud parents to Barnard alumna Toby Milstein ’14.

WHERE: The Milstein Center will be located in the heart of the Barnard College’s Morningside Heights’ campus at West 117th Street and Broadway. 

WHY: To better serve the needs of a new generation of students, The Milstein Center will include a new kind of library that incorporates technologies and learning spaces in an interactive setting and creates an inviting environment that benefits from green spaces. The Center, which will be nearly double the size of the building it replaces, also will include a computational science center, a digital commons with innovative teaching labs, two of Barnard’s signature programs and social and study spaces for students.

Anna O’Sullivan