Spotlight on Broadway Hall Refresh

Top to Ground Floor Refresh Over Summer Break

Over the 2023 Summer break period, Broadway Hall received a full building makeover! The refresh included new furniture for student lounges plus smart televisions that can be operated by a mobile app; pantries upgraded including all new appliances; student rooms redone with latest finishes, new furniture and a wireless key entry system installed. Plus 27 refreshed communal restrooms and 44 fully redesigned, gender-inclusive restrooms of which 35 are ADA compliant. Updated light fixtures, new carpeting, and fresh paint throughout gave the building its finishing touches.

October 09, 2023

Additional highlights of the project include:

  • ADA accessible pantry on 5th floor including appliances
  • New and refinished millwork on walls
  • Fire safety compliance system
  • New lighting fixtures, dimming controls and energy efficient sensors
  • Smart TVs
  • Acoustic finish
  • New furniture and carpeting
  • ADA accessible doors

The Broadway Hall refresh project was completed on August 15, 2023 and opened for the Fall 2023 semester.

As part of a refresh project of this scale, Columbia Housing also focused on waste reduction. Housing successfully donated a total of 1,944 student bedroom furniture pieces and a total of 185 lounge furniture pieces from Broadway Hall to New York City charities to be used for migrant housing. A total of 51 lounge furniture pieces from Broadway Hall was reused by transferring it to the Columbia Brownstones.