Lenfest Hall – Columbia UniversityNew York, New York

  • A 180,000 sf flat-plate concrete building, built to house the Law School residence hall at Columbia University
  • The 200 foot-tall, 17-story building offers students a high-tech dormitory
  • Addressing the ever-advancing needs of the student body via state-of-the-art telecommunications and kitchen amenities in each room
  • Sited on a steep hillside with a severe grade drop-off
  • The foundation design protects the basement from nine feet of storm-water runoff on the three uphill sides
  • The garden behind the dormitory features a rock sculpture carved from the same granite rock that supports the building
  • Awards:
    New York Construction Awards – Award of Merit, High-Rise Residential 2005