The gateway to Columbia University’s Manhattanville Campus at 125th Street and Broadway, the new University Forum is a highly visible and iconic multipurpose component of the new campus. Hosting academic conferences, meetings, and symposia, the Center features a state-of-the-art 437-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 ground floor flexible spaces establish an “Urban Layer,” further opening the new facility spaces to the Morningside Heights community, establishing an important connection to both the neighborhood and the City. Dattner Architects served as Executive Architect to Renzo Piano Building Workshop.
AIANY—Design Merit Award
MASterworks—Best New Building Award
Urban Land Institute—Excellence in Institutional Development Winner