Columbia in Manhattanville focuses on Columbia University's expansion into neighboring Manhattanville. The master plan was designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop and SOM in 2003. The book documents the making of the Manhattanville campus and the collaboration between the private university, the city, and the community. It features interviews with the architects and planners designing the campus, the educators who will populate the buildings, and essays from urban and architectural historians.
In one such interview, SOM Partner Anthony Vacchione, former SOM Partner Marilyn Taylor, and former project team members Lois Mazzitelli and Philip Palmgren discuss the collaborative design behind the master plan.