A critical component of the capital campaign, the new integrated campus will bring classrooms, faculty offices, research space, and GSB support services under one roof for the first time.

Designed by architect Rafael Viñoly (See
"Success by Design."), the structure is intended to bring people together in ways that will foster discussion, debate, and creativity. A separate, dedicated residence
for M.B.A. students—to be located within walking distance of the new campus—will extend this environment beyond the
classroom.

“When I talk about an integrated facility, I don’t just mean putting a lot of departments under one roof,” said Dean Robert S. Hamada. “Besides physical integration, we want pedagogical integration. We want to foster professional development through an immersion experience by integrating the formal and informal learning experience, the individual and group learning activities, and the social give-and-take.”

Planned for completion in 2003, the four-story complex will replace the existing four buildings and will include classrooms, study space, student activity areas, faculty offices, recruiting facilities, and administrative offices. Incorporating cutting-edge technological advancements, the structure will include a winter garden and exterior courtyard. The complex will be built on the site currently occupied by the Woodward Court undergraduate residence hall, which will be replaced by new undergraduate residences being built nearby. The new GSB complex will be just south of Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous Robie House, just north of Ida Noyes Hall, and east of Rockefeller Chapel.

Gleacher Center will continue to house the school’s executive and part-time M.B.A. programs.
THE NEW GSB: A rendering by architect Rafael Viñoly shows a view of the GSB from 58th and Woodlawn. To the left is Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House.
Now
At present, approximately 1,200 full-time M.B.A. students share the following:
* 6 main classrooms
* 1,200 square feet of computer lab space (60 computers)
* 4 group meeting rooms

Many essential student services, such as career services, are located south of the Midway—a 10-minute walk from the main quads. In addition, with no dedicated residential options available, GSB students are scattered throughout Hyde Park and other Chicago neighborhoods. Contact among students outside the classroom is constrained by commuting schedules.

New
The GSB’s new integrated campus will include:
* main lobby and reception area
* atrium gathering space
* 12 lecture halls: two 120-seat and ten 75-seat
classrooms
* 4 seminar rooms: two 40-seat and two 25-seat
classrooms
* 8 Management Laboratory team rooms
* student lounge, lockers, changing areas, and
dining areas
* student business center
* computer lab
* business reference/career resource library
* reading room
* 30 group study rooms
* 35 interview rooms and a recruiter lounge
* multipurpose/large function room
* student organization offices
* 176 faculty offices plus faculty conference rooms and
support areas
* Ph.D. student lounge and study area
* office suites for deans, student services, LEAD,
International M.B.A. Program, Career Services,
Admissions and Financial Aid, Computing Services,
External Affairs, Alumni Affairs, Marketing and
Communications, and administrative support
* enclosed parking for 200 vehicles

More on the GSB Campaign

Success by Design
The Architectural Challenge
To select an architect for the GSB's new integrated campus, the school embarked on an exhaustive yearlong search.

Behind the Campaign
Giving Back
Dennis Keller and Andrew Alper talk about their GSB connections and why they are co-chairing the campaign.

(Back: Making History)


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