Vagelos Education Center, Columbia University – Diller Scofidio + Renfro

“From the building’s glass-walled lounges and sunlit stairs, students can look out onto the world and remind themselves that there is more to humanity than tissues, fluids, and doomed flesh. And the rest of us need only glance up Haven Avenue toward West 171st Street to see that whatever’s going on in that melty tower with the bending floors and wooden walls that flow up into the ceilings, it must involve something more creative than rote memorization.” -Justin Davidson

Justin Davidson, New York Magazine: DS+R’s New Columbia Med-School Building – The Credo of DS+R’s New Columbia Med-School Building: First, Do No Harm to the Neighborhood