2. The New Milstein Center = the Hub of Student Life

The 137 million dollar new Cherly and Philip Milstein Center for Teaching and Learning—designed by the firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill—functions as the central academic and social hub of student and faculty life at Barnard. After three years of construction, the Milstein Center opened at the start of the 2018-2019 school year.

This massive and modern 128,000-square-foot and five floor building has beautiful open windows that bring in natural light, alongside a tower of eleven floors serving dual purposes.The Milstein Center contains a library, outdoor balconies and seating, Pete’s Coffee (that has delicious avocado toast), and classrooms. Furthermore, there are more than 370 student spaces that include active and quiet study areas for individuals and groups. The Milstein Center contains nearly twice as many classrooms as the former Lehman Library, which was torn down in 2016.