The Cheryl and Philip Milstein Teaching and Learning Center

"Technology has changed the way we learn, it changes the way we research, and it changes, to a very large degree, the way we think."

- Provost Linda Bell


Big Dreams with the Square Footage to Match


For over 125 years, Barnard has been known for a distinctive academic culture that is dedicated to women’s education and infused with the vibrancy of the City of New York. At the heart of Barnard’s mission is a commitment to teaching and learning, and this ongoing pursuit calls for a facility that brings technology fully into classrooms and research experiences and provides thoughtfully-designed spaces for reflection and collaboration. 

This is an exciting moment for Barnard. The Milstein Center, which is being built on the current site of Lehman Hall has been conceived—in design, structure, and program—to celebrate our stellar faculty, ambitious students, and dedicated staff. It will provide a diverse range of innovative and essential resources that will continue Barnard’s legacy for decades to come.

When the building opens its doors in August 2018, it will stand at the core of both a Barnard education and of our campus in Morningside Heights. Designed by the award-winning firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, the 128,000 square foot building—with a base of five floors and a tower of eleven floors aligned with Altschul Hall—will be a distinctive place that brings students and faculty together, facilitates collaboration, and fosters dialogue. It will include a new kind of library, one that incorporates current technologies and learning spaces in an interactive setting. Furthermore, it will be a dynamic academic hub of the campus, linking departments and disciplines both physically and philosophically.


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