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Columbia Business School Reimagines Its Future With a New Campus

Based in Manhattanville, a few blocks north of the Ivy League institution’s historic location, Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s glass buildings offer a more open approach to business education.

The view out from Henry R. Kravis Hall to David Geffen Hall, Columbia Business School’s new buildings in West Harlem.

The view out from Henry R. Kravis Hall to David Geffen Hall, Columbia Business School’s new buildings in West Harlem.

Photographer: Amir Hamja/Bloomberg
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What does it take for a business school founded 106 years ago to reposition itself?

One step might be a new campus that’s removed from the school’s historical base but still close enough to participate in the intellectual activity of its Ivy League parent. Add state-of-the-art buildings that reject traditional school designs in favor of open spaces meant to foster social engagement and interaction and connect students with the local and global communities they’ll one day work with and lead.