David M. Rubenstein Forum


Architect: Diller Scofidio + Renfro


David M. Rubenstein Forum, designed by New York-based international firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R), will be a new hub for convening and scholarly collaboration to be located at the southeast corner of Woodlawn Avenue and 60th Street.

Rubenstein Forum to create vital space for collaboration

The facility will address a growing need across campus for a facility devoted to effective, creative and functional convening. Many events hosted by the University are held in other parts of Chicago due to the lack of space on campus. The Rubenstein Forum fulfills this critical need by addressing the University’s demand for additional flexible meeting space and inviting the University’s guest to experience the beautiful intellectual dynamic of the campus and Hyde Park.  

The Rubenstein Forum also embodies elements that will support focused and successful meetings, such as reliable technology that is easy to use, amenities for convenient and quality foodservice, proximity to informal spaces for spontaneous breakouts with colleagues, and views to the outside.

The Rubenstein Forum is named for University Trustee and alumnus, David M. Rubenstein, JD’73, co-founder and co-CEO of the Carlyle Group, in recognition of his ongoing generosity to the University. The building will be situated next to the Harris School of Public Policy’s future Keller Center and across the Midway from Rockefeller Chapel.