Data Science Institute

A view of the Northwest Corner Beacon conference room with people gathering around by the windows.

The Data Science Institute at Columbia Engineering is located on the 14th floor of the Northwest Corner Building and on the 4th and 5th floors of the Mudd Building in the former Engineering Library. The project created offices and collaborative workspaces for many of Columbia Engineering's faculty and others who are affiliated with the Data Science Institute. The renovation created a new state-of-the-art open research environment with new walls, ceilings, lighting, laboratory casework, furniture and finishes. The project also added dry labs, faculty offices, conference rooms, administrative space and student study areas.

About the Project

Northwest Corner Building, 14th Floor

Completion Date: 2015

Square Footage: 45,000

Mudd Building, 5th Floor

Completion Date: 2015

Square Footage: 24,195

  • LEED Gold Certification
  • Water-efficient plumbing fixtures reduce the potable water use prior to renovation by 40% 
  • Energy-efficient light fixtures reduce electric usage by 49% and also provide better quality light
  • Motion sensors control nearly 97% of lights in the new space, reducing energy demand by automatically turning off lights when rooms are not in use
  • Several measures enhance the quality of the indoor environment, including low-emitting adhesives, sealants, paints, flooring, wood products and furniture; installation of carbon dioxide sensors in densely occupied spaces; access to daylight from more than 95% of regularly occupied spaces; and more
  • For the renovation process, more than 96% of the on-site construction waste was diverted away from landfills, and almost 30% of building materials, by value, were manufactured using recycled materials