September 19, 2006

News Brief: Milstein Hall Plans To Be Unveiled at Bailey Hall

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The third time may be the charm for Milstein Hall.

Rem Koolhaas, architect and winner of the Pritzker prize, and his colleagues will present the design for Milstein Hall today at 4:30 p.m. in Bailey Hall.
His architectural firm, the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), is the third to work on designs for Milstein Hall.

The 43,000 square foot building will be located behind Sibley Hall, adjacent to Rand Hall and will connect the two buildings. Studios, a library and a large lecture hall are a few of the features planned for the new two-story building. There will also be more space for constructing larger-scale models in the new building.

According to Dean Mohsen Mostafavi, College of Architecture, Art and Planning, Rem Koolhaas and OMA “challenge our conceptions of architecture.”
Project costs have been approved at $40 million and groundbreaking is expected for late 2007.

Koolhaas studied architecture at Cornell under O.M. Ungers in the early 1970s.

—Written by Sun Staff