Earth Institure Center for Environmental Sustainability | Columbia University

The Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability – EICES (formerly the Center for Environmental Research & Conservation – CERC) on the campus of Columbia University, is a consortium of Columbia University, the American Museum of Natural History, The New York Botanical Garden, the Wildlife Conservation Society and the Wildlife Preservation Trust International. 

This interdisciplinary education and research facility incorporates offices, laboratories, a library and rooftop research greenhouses. The design uses materials of low environmental impact and maximizes the use of daylight throughout the center. The three-level, 18,000 sf, $1.8 million project was featured on the cover of Interior Design magazine.

“In developing [EICES], we have blended a strong environmental theme with a new way of using academic space.” -Don Melnick, Executive Director

Project Data
Project Size: 18,000 square feet
Construction Cost: $1,800,000
Services: Full Architectural Services
Completed: 1997
Credits: Consulting Architects: BNK Architects; Photography: Paul Warchol