The Forum

Color photograph of empty lecture hall in The Forum

Completed in 2014, The Forum in many ways defines and connects our school’s history, present, and future. Designed and built by ArcD students in the Studio804 program, this LEED Platinum-certified glass, steel, and timber structure sits directly centered between the two campus buildings that have long been home to our academic departments.  

This light-filled building is a gathering place for our school community and a venue to welcome visitors. The Forum includes a 121-seat lecture hall and a multipurpose space with moveable exhibition walls, flexible furniture systems, and digital displays. The Forum Commons, a student lounge and exhibition gallery, connects The Forum to Marvin Hall.  

Color photograph shows mixed-media architectural models exhibited in hallway in Marvin Hall.
Color photograph shows lecture in The Forum.
Color photograph of students drawing at easels in The Forum Flexspace
Color photograph shows of empty lecture all in The Forum.
color photograph of Anne Patterson drawing in The Forum Flexspace
The Forum
University of Kansas
School of Architecture & Design
The Forum at Marvin Hall
1465 Jayhawk Blvd, Lawrence, KS 66045
Lawrence , Kansas 66045