The School at Columbia University

Renovations on the science level of The School at Columbia University, a K-8th grade six-story facility located on the Columbia University campus, began with a complete removal of the existing third floor.

The new layout design includes nine new classrooms, a new chemical lab, an environmental lab, and several offices for administrative staff and storage.

The space also features fire-rated acoustic windows overlooking the adjacent gymnasium as well as fire-rated glass transoms, vision panels and classroom entry doors. The Environmental Laboratory includes four custom tanks with the most up to date filtration and monitoring systems for Saltwater Marine, Freshwater Tropical, Desert Amphibian and Rainforest Amphibian environments.

Finishes include custom classroom cabinetry with epoxy resin countertops, bookshelves, poured-in-place terrazzo flooring, Marmoluem and carpet tile flooring, tackboards, paint and wall covering. Specialties include Quietstar classroom movable partitions, Smart Boards and laptop charging lockers.

The project includes all new sprinkler, plumbing, electrical, lighting and controls, mechanical & BMS, fire alarm systems, and distribution with new Tele/Data/AV/Security wiring and equipment covering the entire space.

Mc Gowan completed the project in just eight weeks, overcoming the challenge of working within the active school & University, which is also located in a residential neighborhood.

Project Details


Columbia University

Property Address:

556 W 110th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, New York

Project Size:

10,300 square feet

Project Value:

3.2 million

Completion Date:

October 2015


Napach Design Group

Services Provided:

General Contracting

Project Type:





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