David M. 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.
University of Chicago
Diller Scofidio + Renfro