A new landmark building for the Spears School of Business will provide students more opportunities to think big, learn by doing and show the world we take the academics of business seriously.
The new building for the Spears School of Business will include four state-of-the art classrooms, a 150-seat lecture hall, student team rooms, faculty-student breakout rooms along with other amenities that will facilitate the foundation for stronger programs, more effective recruitment of top students and faculty, and stronger recognition on the international stage.
Interactivity will be the key theme for the Spears School, and thus the building. The architects are designing spaces that support interaction among students and faculty. These spaces include formal common areas such as the living room and the ConocoPhillips Student Lounge, as well as informal spaces with comfortable, movable furniture where students and faculty can have impromptu conversations and meetings.
The classrooms will be designed for flexibility and interactivity. The movable furniture will facilitate any number of configurations and incorporate small group exercises into class time. This reflects the curriculum’s hands-on, experiential-learning approach designed to prepare graduates for success in the modern workplace, which often requires working collaboratively in small groups.
Interaction between students and alumni is another distinctive focus of the building, which will include space for alumni to spend entire days meeting with students in small groups or individually while still having workspace to stay connected to their offices.
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Construction of the new building began in early 2015, with completion expected in 2018.
“The new business building will help us create a vibrant atmosphere where people want to be, they will want to work together, and they will want to coexist.”
Dean Ken Eastman
Make Your Impact
The new business building will create an identity and a unified space for the Spears School, which currently has faculty and staff using four buildings across campus. It will include an inviting space to encourage students from other colleges to take at least one business course while attending OSU. Making a gift to the Business Building Fund ensures the success of the Spears School of Business.
- Business Building Fund for the Spears School 24-70900
- Dr. Wilton T. Anderson Memorial SSB Building Fund 24-87700
- BKD CPAs and Advisors Classroom Fund 24-87450
- Grant Thorton SSB Building Fund 24-88900
- B. Curtis Hamm Marketing Office and Classroom Fund 24-83350
To learn more about giving opportunities within the Spears School of Business, contact Diane Crane.