Columbia Completes Construction of New Columbia Business School and One-Acre Open Space

Columbia Business School moves into new home at Manhattanville campus

January 24, 2022

The spring 2022 semester is undoubtedly a special one for Columbia Business School, as it welcomed students, faculty, and staff to its new buildings, David Geffen and Henry R. Kravis Halls.  A culmination of several years planning, design, and construction, the new buildings commemorate the school’s official move to Manhattanville.

David Geffen and Henry R. Kravis Halls were designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with FXCollaborative as associate architect, and offer technologically-advanced classrooms, multifunctional spaces, lounges, dining facilities, and study rooms to encourage collaboration and creativity.  Combined, the two new buildings span 492,000 square feet, nearly doubling the School’s previous square footage at the Morningside campus.

Round, floating benches at The Square, a large green space between the new Columbia Business School buildings.

In addition to the new buildings, a new 40,000 square-foot public green space called The Square opened in between David Geffen and Henry R. Kravis Halls.  The Square is a flexible and collaborative space for outdoor gatherings, lectures, meetings, and performances, and is equipped with Wi-Fi and power outlets for connectivity. 

David Geffen and Henry R. Kravis Halls join Jerome L. Greene Science Center, Lenfest Center for the Arts, and The Forum as newly constructed buildings at Columbia’s Manhattanville campus and mark the completion of phase 1 of construction of the campus.  For more information on the new buildings, please visit Columbia Business School’s website