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, will occupy 492,000 square feet, more than doubling the current area. I am. The building incorporates a layer cake design, integrating faculty, students, and staff in a way that fosters relationships and fosters an open exchange of ideas.
With a focus on idea generation, knowledge delivery, interdisciplinary learning, and deep connections between academia and industry, our new facility will inspire leaders and builders of enterprises that drive business and create value for stakeholders and society. We reaffirm the school's mission of educating and nurturing students.
Columbia Business School's location on the Manhattanville campus strengthens its connection to the surrounding Harlem community by creating a public park that connects the two buildings, retail facilities, and resources that support nearby small business development .
Additionally, from construction to the operation of the completed building, the school's future home is designed to minimize its impact on the environment. The Manhattanville campus is the first neighborhood development in New York City to earn the prestigious LEED-ND Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.