David M. Rubenstein Forum


The David M. Rubenstein Forum seeks to meet the need for a University-wide resource to facilitate scholarly and academic discourse on campus. The venue will support and promote inquiry, the open exchange of ideas, and the power of academic, interdisciplinary convening. The Forum will be located on the site at East 60th Street between Woodlawn Avenue and Kimbark Avenue. This 90,000-square-foot building is organized around the need for a variety of meeting spaces to foster intellectual, institutional and educational exchange. The design includes a two-story base and a narrower 165-foot tower. At the base, entrances to the north and south open to the main lobby, a space for informal interactions, a restaurant and the building’s largest meeting space, which can accommodate up to 600 people. It is anticipated that the facility will provide spaces and amenities that are not currently available on campus, including meeting and event rooms commensurate with the types of conferences, special events, workshops and meetings that University faculty and academic departments host.

Project Team

  • Architect: Diller Scofidio + Renfro
  • Construction Manager: Turner Construction


Space diagram.