Milstein Hall at Cornell University by OMA Photographed by Brad Feinknopf based in Columbus, Ohio
Milstein Hall • Cornell University • Ithaca, New York • OMA
Milstein Hall's 47,000-square-feet weaves its definitively contemporary architecture through the college's historic buildings, creating a dynamic landscape and a vibrant central meeting place that lends itself to collaboration. Milstein Hall promotes innovative ways of teaching and serves the daily activities of the studio environment -- a blend of physical and digital creative work. Physically, Milstein Hall is a connector between a unique site and existing conditions. In form and materiality, it is a building of its own time. The design includes an elevated second floor that provides much-needed flexible contiguous studio space and connections to Sibley and Rand halls. The structure is artfully cantilevered on the north side and southeast corner with the space underneath left open to form a pedestrian plaza that provides outdoor gathering and exhibition space.