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From the 2023 Educational Interiors Showcase: James Madison University, College of Business

Nov. 2, 2023
The facility in Harrisburg, Virginia, was recognized as an outstanding design in the Common Areas category.

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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