Business Innovation Center under construction at UMass Amherst UMass Amherst

Business Innovation Center under construction at UMass Amherst

$62 million, 70,000-square-foot facility is scheduled to open in early 2019.

The University of Massachusetts, Amherst, is building a business innovation center as part of the Isenberg School of Management.

The university says the $62 million project will add 70,000 gross square feet of classrooms, labs and student-facing spaces, including an expanded career center, advising spaces and learning commons, as well as faculty offices to the school’s existing facilities.

The new facility is scheduled for completion in September 2018 and occupancy in January 2019.

Along with the innovation center, improvements to the Isenberg school will include renovation of spaces in the original 1964 building and the 2002 addition. The new and renovated facilities will combine to create a single unified campus for the Isenberg School of Management.

The Springfield Republican reports that the Isenberg School is responsible for $38 million of the $62 million cost and will raise it through donations and revenue from adult and continuing education programs.

The architects are Goody Clancy and Bjarke Ingels Group. The contractor is Dimeo Construction.

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