Lenfest Center for the Arts

Lenfest exterior, glass and concrete structure, with courtyard and chairs in front

Photo by Nic Lehoux

The Lenfest Center for the Arts, designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop as design architect and Davis Brody Bond as executive architect, was constructed to house the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery; the Katharina Otto-Bernstein Screening Room for film; a flexible performance space for theater, music, dance and cross-disciplinary productions; and a flexible presentation space for readings, lectures, exhibitions and symposia. For more information, visit the Columbia University's Neighbors website or download the architectural fact sheet.

About the Project

Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop and Davis Body Bond

Completion Date: 2017

Square Footage: 60,000

Stories: 8

  • AIA New York Merit Award
  • ENR New York “Best Project” in the Cultural/Worship category