Columbia University has assembled an internationally famous team of architects, headed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop for its master plan. Jerome L. Greene Science Center, designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop and Davis Brody Bond, is expected to be completed soon, with the entire campus slated for completion by 2030.
Following urban design principles have been used in the master plan for this campus:
· 1 Revival of street life by encouraging retail stores for consumers and businesses.
· 2 Preservation of existing streets for pedestrian and vehicular traffic.
· 3 Focus on human-scale urban design that honors the past.
Reference: Manhattanville in West Harlem, Columbia University, http://neighbors.columbia.edu/pages/manplanning/proposed_plan/DesignElements.html