Jerome Greene Hall

A tall, concrete structure with a glass extension.

 In response to demands for increased space at Columbia's Law School, a new floor--the 9th floor--was added atop the building's existing structure. The 9th floor expansion added 29 new Law School faculty offices to support Dean David Schizer's strategic initiative to expand the Law School's faculty by 50 percent, thereby reducing the student-faculty ratio and broaden subjects available to students. In addition, two conference areas for faculty and students were created to support a range of activities from seminars and lectures to student organization meetings and social functions. To reduce heating and cooling energy usage, new air handling units were also installed. 

The expansion project was the first major structural addition to Jerome Greene Hall since the 1995-96 addition to the 116th Street entrance of the three-story skylit lobby. The construction was completed in 2008.