Columbia University GSAS Writing Studio
New York, NY
Located within Lehman Library, this new studio provides assistance to doctoral students who are in the process of writing their dissertations. Our design encloses the mezzanine to provide acoustical separation from the rest of the library and provides the opportunity for individual or collaborative work. The design features a series of red plaster wall surfaces that define internal meeting rooms of varying sizes while allowing natural light to permeate the space at its perimeter work areas. Transparency allows the work to be performed within an intentionally open design that has been detailed with warm wood tones and acoustically sensitive materials .