Business School plans second building

Posted on Apr 1, 2016 in News

IMG_news_SOBaerialOn the heels of a successful effort to construct a new building for the KU School of Business, KU announced even more ambitious plans today for a second building to be constructed adjacent to the brand new Capitol Federal Hall. The second building will double the size of the school, expanding north to the current site of Robinson Gymnasium, which will be relocated.

Plans for the second School of Business facility reveal a similarly designed U-shaped building, with space for classrooms and faculty offices. Two business buildings, apparently, were all part of the plan.

“We want alumni to recognize their original nest,” a KU spokesperson said, “so we’re making it easy for them to fly home to KU.”

Aerial photos call for the new U-shaped building to be placed next to Capitol Federal Hall, which from above, is shaped as a “K.”

Robinson Gymnasium, meanwhile, will be rebuilt in the style of the 1907 Robinson and return to its original Jayhawk Boulevard location, near Wescoe Hall. Rather than encroach on Wescoe, which still houses classrooms and offices that serve thousands of students and faculty each day, Robinson Gymnasium will simply be placed on top of Wescoe.

–David Johnston

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