When designing Columbia University’s two new business school buildings in New York, architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro and FXCollaborative focused on transparency and interactivity. These themes gave the Henry R. Kravis and David Geffen Halls striking aesthetics, such as slightly projecting, white-framed bands with opaque and clear glazing set back to reveal an expressive stairway and intricate pillar structure.
The buildings comprise 136,701 square feet of insulating glass provided by BGT Bischoff Glastechnik. The company also supplied the individual components for the façade glass for the upper floors. Additional features include glass printed with ceramic white paint, screen-printed glass and unprinted laminated safety glass.