Columbia University Manhattanville Campus

The Manhattanville Campus at Columbia University includes more than 17 acres of academic, residential, and other property, and was the first of its kind in the country to earn Platinum certification for LEED New Development. AKRF first served as environmental consultant for the master plan and then led the preparation of the Environmental Impact Statement for the entire campus. Our work also included environmental site assessments for various properties in the development area, and we prepared the Amended Drainage Plan for the campus, including the relocation of natural gas lines, electric conduits, and city-owned water distribution mains. We have since contributed to the construction of each new building, including acoustical and air quality consulting services to comply with New York City Office of Environmental Remediation guidelines for the Columbia Business School, Jerome L. Greene Science Center, Lenfest Center for the Arts, and The Forum. AKRF also provided air quality consulting for the new Central Energy Plant serving the campus.

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“This is a milestone for Columbia not only because we are building a future in our home community, but also because we’re doing so with the best urban planning principles and architectural designs that reflect both the shared values of city life and the fundamental need for a more sustainable society.” – Lee C. Bollinger, Columbia University President

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