New Building Construction


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

Barnard College has embarked on a new building program that will enhance the College’s unique position as a nexus of teaching and scholarship. The Milstein Center has been conceived—in design, structure, and program—to celebrate the College's stellar faculty, ambitious students, and dedicated staff, and to provide a diverse range of innovative and essential resources that will continue Barnard’s legacy for decades to come.

When The Milstein Center opens its doors in August 2018, it will stand at the core of a Barnard education and at the center of the Morningside Heights campus. Designed by the award-winning firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, the 128,000 square foot building—with a base of five floors and a narrow tower of eleven floors aligned with Altschul Hall— will include a 40,000-square-foot library and centers for pedagogy, media, empirical reasoning, digital humanities, movement, and design.

The Center, which will be nearly double the size of the building it replaces, also will include the Vagelos Computational Science Center, homes for the Barnard Center for Research on Women and the Athena Center for Leadership Studies, and social and study spaces for students.  

As Barnard looks to its next 125 years, the College will continue to be the premier college for women of intellect, ambition, and vision... with an extraordinary new building slated to transform its campus and community.

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