Diller Scofidio + Renfro to Design US University Buildings

16 January 2011 (Last Updated January 16th, 2011 18:30)

New York–based architecture firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro has been chosen to design Columbia Business School's two new facilities for its $6.3bn campus in New York, US. The new buildings are part of the first phase of the 30-year project and are expected to be built in the next five to

New York–based architecture firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro has been chosen to design Columbia Business School's two new facilities for its $6.3bn campus in New York, US.

The new buildings are part of the first phase of the 30-year project and are expected to be built in the next five to ten years.

One of the buildings will be named after corporate raider Henry Kravis, who graduated from the school in 1969 and recently donated $100m.

Columbia University dean Glenn Hubbard said the new facilities would be specifically designed to foster collaboration, communication and an education that reflects the way business is conducted in the 21st century.

Diller Scofidio + Renfro was chosen from a competition featuring various top architects.