School of Nursing Building

At the Cutting-Edge

For the past 125 years, Columbia University School of Nursing has prepared students to excel as clinicians, researchers, and nurse leaders. Located at the east end of campus, the seven-story building encourages collaboration, interaction, and clinical excellence. 

As part of this, the Helene Fuld Health Trust Simulation Center is a two-story 16,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility that enhances nursing education by simulating clinical practice using sophisticated technologies in a safe learning environment. Learn more about the simulation center and watch an introductory video.

Fact Sheet

Project Location: 168th St. and Audubon Ave.

Client: Columbia University School of Nursing

Project Program: As nurses assume more involved roles in planning and delivering patient care, Columbia Nursing continues to educate skillful, compassionate clinicians and world-class nurse scientists and researchers. The building significantly enhances nursing education, research, and clinical practice at CUMC.

Project Scope: Seven-story building construction adjacent to Russ Berrie Medical Science Pavilion

Project Area

  • 69,960 square feet above ground
  • 20,272 square feet below-ground garage and services
  • 90,232 square feet total project area

Special Features and Highlights

  • Simulation learning laboratory
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Flexible spaces for teaching, learning, and quiet study
  • Presentation and meeting rooms
  • Administrative, faculty, and research space
  • Ground floor atrium and café space

Architect: CO | FXFowle Architects

MEP Engineer: AKF Group

Structural Engineer: DeSimone Consulting Engineers

Civil Engineer: Langan Engineering

Commissioning Agent: Horizon Engineering

Contractor: TDX Construction

Completed: 2017

Media Coverage


For questions, please visit the School of Nursing website. Please direct all media inquiries to