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Eli Broad College of Business - Addition No. 2 - Pavilion

Project phase: Construction

Project background

  • The MBA program in the Broad College of Business is ranked 14th among public universities and 35th overall in the latest U.S. News & World Report, but the facility in which the MBA program is currently housed hampers recruitment of top-rated students and faculty.
  • It also restricts the range and type of possible learning activities and curricular innovations.
  • The current building lacks the appropriate quality and quantity of space commensurate with the College's aspirations to improve rankings and increase competitiveness with peer institutions.

Project details

  • The pavilion will house the MBA program and professional graduate programs of the Eli Broad Graduate School of Management.
  • The facility, with its new teaching and learning spaces supporting a new curriculum, will foster an academic ecosystem that uses technology and collaborative spaces to train future business leaders,including engaging students with corporate executives, employers, and alumni.

Project scope

  • Demolition of the west wing of the Eppley Center
  • Construction of a new 100,000 square foot, three-story structure including new pedestrian walkways to the Eppley Center and the North Business Complex.
  • The pavilion will include:
    • Classrooms
    • Teaching labs
    • Program offices
    • Career management offices
    • Interview facilities
    • Student interaction spaces
    • Multi-purpose spaces
    • Variety of amenity spaces
  • The facility will:
    • Create a new identity for the College
    • Integrate with the existing business complex to create a unified facility
    • Create an iconic presence and a prominent entrance for the College
    • Make best use of the site and encourage connections to the riverside


  • Construction work/hours will be coordinated with adjacent buildings to minimize disturbance.
  • Site logistic plan has been developed to address safety of pedestrians, site fencing, sidewalk, and construction vehicles in/out of the site


  • Construction start: June 2017 (contingent upon receipt of significant gifts, in cas and pledges if sufficient, and authorization by the President)
  • Construction completion: July 2019


  • $62,000,000 (funded by gifts to the Eli Broad College of Business and debt financing with debt repayment from gifts)




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