Cornell University’s new Milstein Hall for architecture studies, designed by Rem Koolhaas
(Photo: Lee Rosenbaum)

It’s not entirely finished yet and it’s been under the radar in terms of press coverage. But Rem Koolhaas’ new Milstein Hall, tucked behind the Arts Quad at Cornell University, has opened for the new school year, providing much needed studio space and meeting areas for students in Cornell University’s architecture program.

This highly anticipated 47,000-square-foot facility is part of a sudden burst of starchitects on the Ithaca campus: I.M. Pei, Richard Meier and Thom Mayne, all Pritzker Prize winners, are helping to shape my alma mater for the 21st century.


Lee Rosenbaum