The Northwest Corner Building

The Northwest Corner Building


Name: Rafael Moneo

Organization: Rafael Moneo Arquitecto

Profile: José Rafael Moneo is a renowned Spanish architect and the 1996 winner of the Prizker Prize and the UIA Gold Medal.  In 2003, he was awarded the Royal Gold Medal of the Royal Institute of British Architects.  A 1961 graduate of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, he has taught architecture at various locations around the world.  Works currently under construction include the Extension to the Prado Museum in Madrid, the Souks in Beirut and the Laboratory for the Interface and Engineering for Harvard University.

Role: Lead Architect 

Organization: Davis Brody Bond

Profile: Davis Brody Bond, LLP is one of the United States' leading architectural design practices. DBB's work brings strong, successful designs to complex building types and planning projects, such as universities, libraries, research laboratories, offices and industrial buildings, healthcare facilities, housing complexes, and cultural and performing arts centers. To learn more about Davis Brody Bond, please visit their Web site at

Role: Architect of Record

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Construction Manager

Profile: Turner  Construction is one of the top construction management firms in the Uniited States. For more information about Turner Construction, please visit their Web site at

Role: Construction Manager

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Columbia University

Name: Joe Mannino

Organization: Columbia University Facilities - Capital Project Management

Profile: Joe Mannino is currently the Director of Programs responsible for the Arts & Sciences, Student Services and Law School Portfolio of projects. With over 15 years of experience which includes a diverse background in the areas of project management, design, construction and specialty subcontracting, Joseph has been involved in all phases ofproject management for new building construction, building additions, extensive interior renovations, exterior envelop upgrades and complex mechanical upgrades.

For Columbia University, Joe has managed over $100 million worth of projects which include Lenfest Hall, renovation upgrades to Carmen Hall, Wien Hall, River Hall, Ruggles Hall and McBain Hall, and various office and departmental office renovations.

Joe is a licensed architect in New York and New Jersey, and his previous experience includes designing institutional buildings and acting as an owner's representative for the City University of New York.

Name: Karri Wilhelms-Rivera

Organization: Columbia Columbia Facilities - Capital Project Management

Profile: Karri Wilhelms-Rivera has 12 years of experience in construction management. Since joining the Capital Project Management at Columbia University in October 1998, Karri has worked on various design and construction projects for the Business School, School of Engineering & Applied Science and St. Paul's Chapel. Her experience in facility renovation, airport, transit and theme parks projects precedes her current position at Columbia University. She is a program manager with knowledge of many and varied project control systems and techniques, project scheduling, and cost-time integration.  In addition, she has international experience.

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