Columbia University Science and Engineering Library, New York City
Collaborative Learning: Study rooms and shared work booths support students who wish to work together at Columbia University’s Science and Engineering Library. The facility hosts more than 50 high-end computer workstations with specialized software to support user needs. Double-height windows fill the library’s column-free space with natural light.
Architect: Rafael Moneo Valles Arquitecto
Size: 13,000 sq. ft. (library only), 188,000 sq. ft. (full building)
Cost: $40 million (library only)
Photo: Michael DiVito