Part of the Milstein Center’s 11-story tower cantilevers 20 feet over the existing Altschul Hall plaza to the north and extends east, providing meeting rooms overlooking the campus lawn. A bridge connects the two buildings at the fifth floor.
The new building has a new double-height library with exposed structural U-braces. The design team selected these elegant braced frames over moment frames for their relative lightness and economy. With sustainable features including multiple green roofs, the Milstein Center has a LEED Silver certification goal.