Smart See, Smart Do: Barnard College

Green Roof Rendering

A Green Roof Grows in Manhattan–

Atop a campus building, amidst the urban jungle of NYC, an idea is growing on the roof of the new Diana Center at Barnard College. The idea is that the nexus of the campus should be a place in tune with the environment and designed to meet the needs of students and faculty where a community of culture and diversity thrives.

At Barnard, which is one of the original  Seven Sisters, students can sink their teeth into outstanding learning opportunities at one of the most sought-after liberal arts college for women in the United States and their toes into the occupiable planted Green Roof of the college's student center on Broadway.

Scheduled to open spring, 2010, the Diana Center has achieved the green certification of LEED Silver. Designed by WEISS/MANFREDI, the Center features an open patio and pavilion with intimate venues for student events as well as an ecologicial learning center for Barnard’s Biology and Environmental Science students.

While on their campus visit, prospective students are invited to visit Barnard’s Green Roof and enjoy the Manhattan views from this unique space.


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Z. Kelly Queijo

Author: Z. Kelly Queijo

Kelly is founder of Smart College Visit and Smart College Consulting. When she's not creating content for the blog or clients, tweeting, or hosting #CampusChat, she's planning her next mobile move.

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