University Housing Entrance Renovation, New York, NY

Estimated Completion: Summer, 2016.

As part of ongoing capital improvements at Columbia University Medical Center campus in Washington Heights, Pliskin Architecture has been hired to renovate and modernize the entrances to two residential towers on campus. The work includes new glass entrances and large metal canopies to create a smooth transition from the education campus to the student and faculty apartments that overlook the Hudson River and the George Washington Bridge. The residential towers are set within two courtyards designed by SCAPE Landscape Architecture and are adjacent to the new Medical and Graduate Education Building by Diller, Scofidio + Renfro and Gensler.

Work is scheduled to complete by June of 2016 and in advance of the 2016/2017 academic year.


Architecture – Pliskin Architecture / Project Manager – Travis Bunt; Lead Designer – Mat Staudt; Design Team: Travis Bunt, Tom Heltzel, James Quick, Barak Pliskin, Mat Staudt
Structure – Leslie E. Robertson Associates
MEP – 2LS Consulting Engineering
Facade – AM Design Group
Lighting – Megan Pfeffer Trimarchi
Estimating – ELLANA
Expediter – Conversano
General Contractor – Legacy Builders