Jerome L. Greene Science Center

Home to the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute, this new nine-story complex was designed for the kind of social interaction and interdisciplinary thought among a diversity of scholars that is essential for new ideas to thrive. The LEED Silver certified structure is the largest the University has ever built and the biggest academic building in New York City, housing 60 laboratories for neuroscience research.

The building’s envelope consists primarily of transparent floor to ceiling glass walls. The facade incorporates six wall types, including high-performance structural facades, double skin walls, and a series of metal and glass canopies and vestibules. Our team provided full commissioning services for the new construction including HVAC, plumbing, and electrical equipment and systems.



Completion Year



450,000 square feet

Construction Cost

$250 million

Project Partners

Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Davis Brody Bond


Silver Certified

The Jerome L. Greene Science Center is absolutely critical for the future of brain science at Columbia University and in a broader sense for brain science in the United States. This Greene Science Center has put Columbia into a unique position to make a major set of contributions to understanding the brain and its disorders.
Eric KandelNobel Laureate