How you can help support The Forum

“When I think of what the longevity of The Forum will be, and the effect it will have on those who will to use it, I am proud to be a part of building it. The opportunity to give back to the School is, for me, the most fulfilling aspect of this project by far.” —Ben Peek, 2013-14 Studio 804 student.


Because The Forum is being constructed entirely with private funds and materials donated by our industry partners, support from alumni and friends is vital. All gifts are important and will help us reach our $2 million fundraising goal by our completion target date in the summer of 2014. 

In addition to enriching the cultural life of the school, The Forum will help in meeting the School’s ever increasing need to host conferences and workshops, and facilitate its increasingly interdepartmental culture.

 The pride of place The Forum will contribute to historic Jayhawk Boulevard’s environs will enhance our school’s reputation within the larger university community. It has the power to influence the future of the design professions in our region for generations.

 The University of Kansas is grateful for your consideration of a generous gift to help us continue this tradition of excellence and innovation. Your support will enable generations of Jayhawks to excel. All gifts are tax deductible and will count toward 'Far Above: The Campaign for Kansas'.

Please contact KU Endowment to discuss how you can support The Forum at Marvin Hall and the future of the School of Architecture, Design and Planning. The associate development director for the School of Architecture, Design and Planning is Lindsay Hummer, 785.832.7428, To give now, visit or go to our online Great Architects Start Here gift form.

'FAR ABOVE The Campaign for Kansas'  To enlist the support of alumni and friends — to build capacity and achieve aspirations — KU has launched a comprehensive fundraising campaign. 'Far Above: The Campaign for Kansas' will advance KU and benefit every corner of the state. 'Far Above' seeks support to educate future leaders, advance medicine, accelerate discovery, and drive economic growth to seize the opportunities of the future.