David Rubenstein Forum

LERA is the structural engineer for this new center of intellectual exchange, scholarly collaboration and special events, consisting of a 2-story base and a 10-story tower of stacked “neighborhoods” composed of a zinc-and-glass exterior. A 285-seat auditorium sits above the base.


The Ground Floor contains a restaurant and a large multipurpose space capable of accommodating groups of up to 600 people. The Top Floor of the tower also features a flat-floor multipurpose space accommodating up to 75 people, and offers stunning views of the campus, the Midway Plaisance, the city skyline and Lake Michigan.

 

Location

Chicago, IL

 

Client

University of Chicago

 

Architect

Diller Scofidio + Renfro (Design Architect

Brininstool + Lynch (Associate Architect)

Awards

Award of Excellence – Buildings Category, 2021 Post-Tensioning Institute (PTI) Project Awards

Photographer

Brett Beyer