A Transformative Moment
This is a transformative moment in the history of Columbia Business School. For more than 100 years, Columbia Business School has been preparing leaders to face the ever-evolving complexities of the modern business world. Now, the move to Manhattanville will expand on our mission, allowing the School to educate more students, embrace more alumni, elevate faculty research and scholarship, engage new thought leaders and practitioners, and strengthen partnerships within the University, within the community, and throughout the city.
Featuring bold, one-of-a-kind design that disrupts academic convention and redefines modern pedagogy, the Manhattanville campus will increase networking and collaboration, both intentional and serendipitous, among all community groups—students, faculty, staff, alumni, practitioners, and the broader business community. The result will be a living ecosystem that fosters the most vibrant and valuable business school experience anywhere.
As the world of business evolves, so does Columbia Business School. The future of business is here.
Representing Values & Vision
Designed by world-renowned architecture firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro, in collaboration with FXCollaborative, the two new buildings – Henry R. Kravis Hall and David Geffen Hall – encompass 492,000 square feet, more than doubling the amount of our current space. The buildings incorporate a layer-cake design, integrating faculty, students, and staff in a way that cultivates relationships and the open exchange of ideas.
With an emphasis on idea generation, knowledge delivery, interdisciplinary learning, and deep connections between scholarship and industry, our new facilities reaffirm the School’s mission of educating and developing leaders and builders of enterprises who advance business and create value for stakeholders and society.
Columbia Business School’s location on the Manhattanville campus will strengthen its ties to the surrounding Harlem community, with a public park connecting the two buildings, retail amenities, and resources to aid small business development in the neighborhood.
Additionally, from construction to the operation of the completed buildings, the School’s future home is designed to have minimal impact on the environment. The Manhattanville campus is the first neighborhood development in New York City to earn the prestigious LEED-ND Platinum designation from the US Green Building Council.
An Interdisciplinary Hub
With a footprint that is integrated into the vibrancy of the city, our new location sits at the intersection of Columbia University, New York City, and the global business ecosystem.
A new think tank, housed in Henry R. Kravis Hall, will bring thought leaders together with business leaders and policy makers to delve into new challenges facing today’s society.
The Manhattanville campus also has direct links to university centers for engineering, medicine, and the arts. Our new home sits next door to the Lenfest Center for the Arts and the Jerome L. Greene Science Center, which houses the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute, exponentially expanding the School’s potential for innovation, impact, and interdisciplinary learning opportunities.
A Lifelong Home
The Manhattanville campus is a lifelong home to the Columbia Business School community. With dedicated spaces for events, recruiting, and networking, the new campus is uniquely designed to foster education, engagement, and socializing—exchanges intended to generate provocative discussions and provide ongoing value to our intellectual community.
Henry R. Kravis Hall and David Geffen Hall feature flexible learning spaces, study rooms, a career management center, and the Lulu Chow Wang ’83 Alumni Suite. The Manhattanville campus was designed with lifelong engagement in mind.
The virtual tour above shows the two magnificent new buildings that will serve as Columbia Business School’s future home, as seen from the central “square,” a publicly accessible green space in the heart of the new campus.
To access additional tours, including inside views of the Leon G. Cooperman ’67 Commons, Arthur J. Samberg ’67 Commons, Alice & Nathan ’64 Gantcher Classroom, and more, please visit the link below.
Naming opportunities for a variety of spaces are still available in Columbia Business School’s buildings on the Manhattanville campus. Apart from the new facilities, there always exist rewarding options to attach one’s name to important aspects of the School, from professorships to financial aid awards to endowed funds to support faculty research.