Knox Hall was gutted and reconstructed for classrooms and offices for Columbia University's Departments of Sociology, MEALAC, Middle East Institute, South Asia Institute and the Africa Institute. The project was awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.
Knox Hall's redevelopment was also honored in the "redevelopment" category by the Greater New York User Council during its 2010 Chairman's Reception, and received an honorable mention at Environmental Design & Construction's 2010 Excellence in Design Awards for its sustainable design techniques.
About the Project
Completion Date: 2009
Square Footage: 50,000 square feet
LEED Gold Certification
Four 1,800-ft-deep geothermal wells descend under Manhattan's grounds and draw water for heating and cooling the building's mechanical system. By using the wells, energy costs and water consumption are reduced