Gallery: Barnard College’s Diana Center is a Green-Roofed Gem in NYC

Barnard College, one of the prestigious 'Seven Sisters' schools on the East Coast, made a bold eco statement this last year with its newest arts center located on Broadway Ave in Manhattan. Named after a former student who donated 1/3 of the cost of the building, the Diana Center includes a long checklist of green building strategies that meet LEED Silver standards. Since its opening in February, the green-roofed building has won a Progressive Architecture Award as well as the AIA New York State "Award of Excellence" and the "Best in New York State" award.

The Diana Center is a relatively small campus made up of architecturally-varied buildings, located on Broadway in Morningside Heights. The college was relatively cut-off from the surrounding neighborhood, so Weiss/Manfredi were brought in to design a multi-use arts center that unifies the campus and creates an innovative center for campus life.

The new 98,000 square-foot campus building includes multiple arts programs like architecture and painting studios, a 500-seat performance space, and a black box theater. The center also features a cafe and a reading room in addition to classrooms and exhibition galleries.


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