Rubenstein Commons is the new social heart of the Institute for Advanced Study—the Princeton, New Jersey–based center of scholarship that is globally renowned for its unobstructed pursuit of knowledge.

November 16, 2022

In 2016, Steven Holl Architects won an invited competition to design Rubenstein Commons, on a parcel immediately east of Fuld Hall that lines a major pedestrian route. While this venue for events, meetings, and casual interaction sports a verdigris-colored rooftop that harmonizes with IAS’s inaugural building, the forum’s assemblage of non-planar curves contrasts the traditional architecture.