Message from Dean Maglaras
Columbia Business School will open the doors on its new buildings, the Henry R. Kravis Hall and the East Building, in January 2022. These beautiful spaces on the Manhattanville Campus will double the School’s current square footage, allowing us to reimagine the future of business education.
Filled with light, leading technology, flexible spaces, and ample room, these new facilities will be the perfect place to learn, build community, confront today’s big questions—healthcare, global climate change, economic inequality—and educate the future business leaders who will have real impact on the world.
Architecture & Design
Columbia Business School’s new home will occupy 492,000 square feet across two buildings. World renowned architecture firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro, in collaboration with FXCollaborative, designed the spaces to revolutionize pedagogy and foster social interaction and collaboration between students, faculty members, alumni, and the neighboring community.
Among Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s notable New York City projects are The High Line, the redesign of Alice Tully Hall and the Julliard School at Lincoln Center, and the expansion of the Museum of Modern Art.
Community & Impact
Columbia Business School’s location on the Manhattanville Campus will strengthen its ties to the surrounding Harlem community, which will gain access to new green space, retail amenities, and resources to aid small business development in the neighborhood.
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.
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 and 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.