James Madison University’s College of Business was severely constrained in Showker Hall. It had an enrollment of 4,400 students in a facility designed to accommodate 2,100. The renovation of Showker Hall and a four-story expansion alleviated crowding and created a business education hub on par with the best business school facilities in the country. A three-story, light-filled atrium serves as a community space for students, faculty, and staff. The atrium connects the college’s signature spaces: the Capital Markets Lab, the Innovation Collaboration and Entrepreneurship Lab, and student services. The Learning Concourse at the southwest end of the atrium overlooks a new lower-level, 300-seat dining hall that also serves as informal study and lounge space.
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