Campus Improvements Completed Over Academic Breaks 2023-24

April 11, 2024

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 breaks to complete a number of projects on the Morningside campus, including public space enhancements, classroom improvements, and restrooms upgrades.  Highlights of the improvements are outlined below in alphabetical order by building.

Broadway Residence Hall

Painting of classroom 206

Carman Hall

Refresh of basement lounge, including new carpeting, paint, and lighting

A worker installs new air filters into an air handler on the ceiling.


Annual maintenance of the Columbia Nano Initiative lab, including repairs of all mechanical equipment and installation of new air filters

Engineering Terrace

Painting of classroom 253

International Affairs Building

Painting of classrooms on the second, third, fourth, and fifth floors

Installation of a new ceiling in the fourth floor women’s restroom

Knox Hall

Painting of room 116

An empty room in Lerner Hall with new wooden flooring and a mirror panel wall.

Lerner Hall

Installation of new flooring in a multipurpose room on the fourth floor

Pupin Plaza

Repair of the wooden decking and supports

Uris Hall

Installation of an accessible ramp

Wien Hall

Repair of areaways, including the installation of new metal sidewalk grating and support structure, and replacement of granite pavers