New Ninth Floor for Jerome Greene Hall

Winter 2009

Columbia Law School recently completed the expansion of Jerome Greene Hall’s ninth floor, which added meeting areas and space for up to 38 new faculty offices. The $18 million project also added the Sidley Austin Room, which is a new, 1,120-square-foot conference room named to honor the law firm of Sidley Austin. Many of the firm’s partners are Columbia Law School alumni, and their combined contributions amounted to $1 million, which helped fund construction of the room.

“We’re very proud of the new ninth floor, and the jewel of the floor is this room,” said Dean David Schizer at the Sidley Austin Room dedication ceremony. “The Law School has become a warmer place, with greater intensity of interaction, and the building has a lot to
do with that.”

The expansion project, which was designed by the award-winning architectural firm of Paul Segal Associates, began in May 2007. It is the first major structural addition to Jerome Greene Hall since the 1995–96 addition of the building’s three-story, sky-lit lobby.