David Martin Appointed Faculty House General Manager
David Martin Appointed General Manager at Columbia University Faculty House
NEW YORK (August 4, 2009) – David Martin has been named general manager for the Faculty House of Columbia University, a campus landmark that reopens next week following the completion of a total renovation. Martin is responsible for managing the operations of the facility and its staff.
A graduate of Johnson and Wales University, he was most recently the director of food and beverage at the Parker Meridien Hotel in New York City. Prior to that, Martin worked at several high-end New York City properties in food and beverage operations including The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Battery Park, the Drake Hotel and the Waldorf-Astoria.
During the 18-month renovation, the Faculty House’s 38,000 square feet of meeting and function space has been completely retrofitted inside to support 21st-century technology. Nearly 75 percent of the materials from the original structure were refurbished, re-purposed, recycled or donated during the renovation.
Originally designed by the architectural firm of McKim, Mead and White (1923), this red brick and limestone building has served as a gathering place for social and intellectual interaction among Columbia University faculty for decades. Over the years, Faculty House has evolved to serve the needs of university administrators, alumni, graduate students, the local community and guests from around the world.
Additional information about Faculty House of Columbia University can be obtained by calling (212) 854-1200 or visiting www.facultyhouse.com.