Columbia University Teachers College

Columbia University: Teachers College

New York, NY, USA

A campus-wide classroom modernization sets a national benchmark for best-in-practice multimodal classrooms at a premier institution.

Columbia University Teacher’s College offers a diverse range of programs from its historic campus in Manhattan’s Morningside Heights neighborhood. Perkins Eastman’s classroom recapitalization strategy transformed the school’s heritage classroom portfolio into a leading next generation active-learning platform. Working in collaboration with the College, the design team created refreshed multi-modal learning environments featuring 360-degree writable wall surfaces, flexible furnishings, robust media resources, and biophilic design features. Designed to maximize interaction and cognitive performance and support overall wellness, the nationally best-in-practice classrooms are rooted in educational space design and behavioral research. The new classrooms also permit a significant portion of faculty to employ active-learning methods and clearly deliver improved and learning outcomes.

Project Facts

  • Client:

  • Columbia University
  • Size:

  • 8,000 sq. ft.
  • Services:

  • Architecture, Interior Design
  • Markets:

  • Higher Education
  • Region:

  • United States