The new University Forum will be the gateway to Columbia University’s Manhattanville Campus at 125th Street and Broadway. When complete, this highly visible and iconic multipurpose component of the new campus will host academic conferences, meetings, and symposia. It will feature a state-of-the-art 430-seat auditorium as well as additional break-out and meeting rooms, faculty offices, and open gathering spaces. Designed to encourage thought-leaders and scholars from across the university and the world to come together to share ideas, the building’s flexible spaces on the ground floor create an “Urban Layer,” further opening the new facility spaces to the Morningside Heights community. Dattner Architects is serving as Executive Architect to Renzo Piano Building Workshop.