Business School of the Future
The University at Albany in Albany, New York recently unveiled the architectural design for the new 96,000-square- foot, state-of-the-art School of Business building that evokes the style of its 1960s predecessor.
Designed by Perkins+Will, the building will feature technologically advanced classrooms and meeting spaces, break out rooms for team projects, expanded space for career services, student reception areas, collaborative research centers and additional graduate assistant workspace. It will have a trading room on the first floor with Bloomberg terminals.
The building’s interior will have floor-to-floor terracing for maximum circulation and natural lighting, with an exterior represented by both solid and transparent volumes. Other features include including a glass overlooking a sunken garden that will serve as a gathering space for students and faculty. Also the expansive second-floor hall will be opened up with large skylights in the ceiling.. The building also includes a large second-floor hall with skylights at its ceiling.