The Diana Center at Barnard College : By Weiss/Manfredi

Posted on December 28, 2010

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New York City, New York, United States
Weiss/Manfredi
Post By:Kitticoon Poopong

Photo © Courtesy of Albert Vecerka/Esto and Paul Warchol

Winner of a national design competition and a Progressive Architecture Award, the Diana Center establishes a new nexus for social, cultural, and intellectual life at Barnard College. From the historic entrance gate at Broadway, the wedge-shaped design frames a clear sightline linking the central campus at Lehman Lawn to the lower level historic core of the campus. The Diana Center extends Lehman Lawn horizontally and vertically: descending planted terraces cascade north to Milbank Hall, previously isolated by a 14-foot-high retaining wall and plaza, and ascending double-height atria bring natural light and views into the seven-story structure.
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