ISOM’s new extension aims to function as a change agent, and to further enhance the Isenberg name among the nation’s leading business schools. Characteristic architectural design, together with program innovation, assertive re-branding, and future-minded infrastructure, will be the catalyst to launch Isenberg into the next phase of growth and success.
The primary goals of the project are to consolidate departments currently located across campus, house all of ISOM in one coordinated assemblage of buildings, and to create a dynamic interior public space in the form of a Student Learning Commons. The commons are designed to accommodate the dual function of student gathering and study space as well as special events space for guest speakers, awards ceremonies, and banquets. New instructional spaces include two-tiered hybrid classrooms and one financial analytics classroom, set to simulate a trading-floor environment. Sustaining ISOM’s future growth also requires an expansion of spaces dedicated to specialized centers, increasing staff and support spaces, as well as adding spaces for new faculty in each of Isenberg’s growing academic departments.