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University of California Riverside is building facility for its business school

May 2, 2023
The four-story, 63,400-square-foot building is expected to open in fall 2024.

The University of California Riverside has broken ground on a new instructional and administrative building for its School of Business.

The university says the four-story, 63,400-square-foot building will rise just south of Anderson Hall, where most of the business school’s program and administration are now housed.

The project is expected to be completed by fall 2024.

Yunzeng Wang, dean of the School of Business, said the project will help move forward the school’s vision to create a world-class environment where students and faculty can engage with business leaders and deepen connections to the community.

The new building will have 38,500-square feet of assignable space, including a large multipurpose room; two 80-seat classrooms; a 350-seat auditorium; a computer lab; a studio to record podcasts, lectures, videos, and other media; study areas; a student lounge; 20 faculty offices; 59 administrative offices including one for the dean; a faculty and staff lounge; an executive meeting room; and group meeting rooms.

The facility will have modern technology for hybrid learning where instructors can deliver multimedia lectures that can be recorded and streamed. 

Since 2015, the school’s enrollment has grown by 58% to 2,100 students in fall 2021.

The building's interior and exterior design makes use of the hillside topography. It includes both symbolic and physical connections between the past and present linking Anderson Hall and the new building with benches, a walking path, and other elements.

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Mike Kennedy | Senior Editor

Mike Kennedy has been writing about education for American School & University since 1999. He also has reported on schools and other topics for The Chicago Tribune, The Kansas City Star, The Kansas City Times and City News Bureau of Chicago. He is a graduate of Michigan State University.

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