Nursing School Gets New Home

Columbia School of Nursing building
Michael Syracuse / CO/FXFOWLE

This summer, the Columbia University School of Nursing moved into a new seven-story, 68,000-square-foot building on the University’s medical campus in Upper Manhattan. The light-filled, glass-walled facility, at the corner of 168th Street and Audubon Avenue, features large common areas intended to promote social interaction, an event space for two hundred people, a rooftop terrace, and a two-story simulation center where students can practice their clinical skills on medical dummies in mock hospital rooms. Designed jointly by the New York City firm FXFOWLE Architects and the Los Angeles firm CO Architects, the building gives the school 65 percent more space than its former home a few blocks away. “Registered nurses are key to assuring the health of our populations,” says nursing dean Bobbie Berkowitz. “This new building gives us the space needed to advance our world-class curriculum.”

Nursing school simulation room
Monika Graff