Members of the University of Cincinnati new College of Business building project team were on hand last Thursday afternoon to celebrate the structure’s “topping out,” a construction milestone signifying the steel frame of a structure has reached its maximum height.
Collaborating with internationally-recognized Henning Larsen Architects of Copenhagen, Denmark, KZF Design is providing Architect of Record services for this new, 225,000 SF state-of-the-art business school facility. The will feature glass facades, a grand atrium and lobby, open workspaces, a courtyard, a large café, lecture spaces and a teaching lab, among other amenities. It is designed as a flexible building which can accommodate various pedagogies, increased occupancies, and transition from closed to open offices. Classrooms are designed to accommodate different kinds of instruction: generous floor areas, height-adjustable furnishings, and audio-visual capacity allow for traditional front-facing lectures as well as group work and activated learning.
“This is an exciting milestone for the College of Business, the university, and the design team. The College of Business is a nationally-ranked program growing tremendously in recognition and enrollment. This new building is an outward sign of the university’s commitment to creating a cutting-edge environment and a world-class facility in which to further the teaching, research and service mission of the Carl H. Lindner College of Business.”
— Doug Marsh, Senior Vice President and Project Manager
The new College of Business is being constructed on UC’s main campus adjacent to the current Lindner College of Business building, on the site formerly occupied by the Alumni Center. The building’s design targets LEED® Gold Certification, prioritizing sustainable strategies to minimize environmental impact while simultaneously maximizing human comfort and well-being – indoors and out. The façade design supports the building’s energy performance and allows sufficient daylight into both offices and classrooms.
The new, $120M, four-story facility is expected to be completed by 2019 fall semester.
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