Campus Improvements Completed Over Academic Breaks 2021-22

April 12, 2022

Columbia's academic breaks are not only looked forward to by Columbia's students, but Facilities and Operations as well.  While most are away, Facilities and Operations is able to perform a wide range of work as it has a smaller impact upon a less populated campus. 

Similar to previous years, Facilities and Operations took advantage of winter and spring break to complete a number of projects on the Morningside campus, including pathway repairs, classrooms improvements, restrooms upgrades, and LED lighting installations.  Highlights of the improvements are outlined below in alphabetical order by building.

Before and after photos of the granite step renovation and handrail replacement at the 114th Street entrance

Carman and John Jay Gates

Replacement of granite steps and handrails

International Affairs Building 400 Level

Installation of new flooring in Room 413

Gray flooring in IAB Room 413 with long rows of desks

Kent Hall 500 Level

Refresh of restrooms on the fifth floor, including the installation of new partitions, sinks with automated faucets, and mirrors

Low Library

Repaired and replaced brick pavers at the pathway leading to the northeast corner of Low Library

Before and after photos of the brick paver replacement at the northeast entrance to Low Library

Schermerhorn 400 Level

Refresh of room 412B

Wien Hall 1400 Level

Refresh of 14th floor hallway

William and June Warren Hall

Renovation of the fourth floor student lounge, and refresh of several spaces in Warren Hall with LED lighting upgrades, new carpeting, fresh paint, and more.

A student lounge room with several tables and chairs inside