The David Rubenstein Forum Tour

Venue: 1201 E 60th St, Chicago

Designed by architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro, the David Rubenstein Forum at the University of Chicago is prominently located as a hub for neighborhood activity. Located on Chicago’s Midway Plaisance across from the Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, the building addresses multiple communities with components that are stacked, rotated, and oriented not only towards the University campus and downtown Chicago, but also towards the Woodlawn neighborhood immediately south of the University campus. Large cantilevers with a minimal amount of concrete were created by the see-saw effect of the north and south cantilevers. A 40-foot cantilever—one of the longest spanning concrete cantilevers in the city—at the north entry of the building opens up the space for events and gives a signature look in the neighborhood. Establishing a connection to the natural environment was important and the design integrates bird-safe technology into its glass façade, green roofs, rain gardens, and landscape that incorporates native flora.

Join the designer-led tour to view its unique design and learn about the sustainable gestures made to achieve LEED Gold certification.

Saturday November 12, 2022 Schedule

Morning 8:30am - 11:00am
Tour HighlightsArrival (attendees responsible for their own transportation)
Welcome from Host
Presentation Session and Q+A
Building Tour including: Lobby, Lecture Halls, Social Spaces, City View Room

Kindly Hosted by

Program Speakers

Kerry Galbraith

Kerry Galbraith

Executive Director Capital Project Delivery, The University of Chicago

“Developing the David Rubenstein Forum- The University's Perspective”
Sean Gallagher

Sean Gallagher

Associate Principal, Director of Sustainable Design, Diller Scofidio + Renfro

“Designing The David Rubenstein Forum”

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