diana center at barnard college by weiss manfredi

diana center at barnard college by weiss manfredi

[all photography © Albert Vecerka/Esto]

designed by architects Weiss/Manfredi together with landscape architects HM White Site Architects, diana center at barnard college, new york, NY, is a multi-use building for art, architecture, theater, art history programs, and includes faculty offices, dinning room and a cafe.

what i learned from this project is that design something contemporary doesn’t mean you have to compromise the sustainability and creativity aspect. the previous opaque masonry is transformed into a curtain wall with natural sun light. the operable windows, radiant flooring, recycled materials,occupancy sensors, automated shading, high performance MEP system all had been incorporated into design to increase efficiency.

not too surprising they have green roof system as well. the 2800 SF green roof not only provides students learning experience, also encourages opportunities of social engagement.

diana center at barnard college by weiss manfredi

[all photography © Albert Vecerka/Esto]

diana center at barnard college by weiss manfredi

 

diana center at barnard college by weiss manfredi

diana center at barnard college by weiss manfredi

 

diana center at barnard college by weiss manfredi

[all photography © Albert Vecerka/Esto]

for a more complete project description, check out this link.

diana center at barnard college by weiss manfredi

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