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In Progress: Campbell Sports Center / Steven Holl Architects

In Progress: Campbell Sports Center / Steven Holl Architects
In Progress: Campbell Sports Center / Steven Holl Architects, © Chris McVoy
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  • Architects

  • Location

    218th Street, New York
  • Architect in Charge

    Steven Holl, Chris McVoy
  • Design Team

    Marcus Carter, Christiane Deptolla, Peter Englaender, Runar Halldorsson, Jackie Luk, Filipe Taboada, Dimitra Tsachrelia, Ebbie Wisecarver
  • Associate in Charge

    Olaf Schmidt
  • Area

    4459.0 m2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

  • Category

  • Structural Engineer

    Robert Silman Associates
  • Mep Engineer

    ICOR Associates
  • Sustainability Engineer

  • Curtain Wall Consultant

    W. J. Higgins
  • Lighting Consultant

    Wald Studio
  • Audio/Visual Consultant

    The Clarient Group
  • Acoustical Consultant

    Cerami Associates
  • Client

    Columbia University
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© Chris McVoy
© Chris McVoy

The new 48,000 square foot Campbell Sports Center at the corner of 218th Street and Broadway aims to:

-  Create new visibility for Columbia Athletics
-  Form an inviting new gate for Baker Athletics Complex
-  Shape state of the art athletic spaces with interconnecting flow
-  Extend Field Play onto and into the building with stepped ramps
-  Sustainability and ecological innovation


The Campbell Sports Center serves as a new “gateway” to Baker Athletics Complex at the prominent urban corner where Broadway meets 10th Avenue and the 1 Subway line—the northernmost crossing of Broadway with avenues that run the length of Manhattan. The design concept “points on the ground, lines in space”—like field play diagrams used for football, soccer, baseball—develops from point foundations on the sloping site.

© Chris McVoy
© Chris McVoy

Just as points and lines in diagrams yield the physical push and pull on the field, the building’s elevations push and pull in space. External stairs, “lines in space,” and terraces extend the field play up and into the building and give views from the upper levels over the Baker Athletics Complex and Manhattan with the Empire State and Chrysler buildings in the distance.


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Cite: Sebastian Jordana. "In Progress: Campbell Sports Center / Steven Holl Architects" 24 Nov 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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