Occupying a very prominent location that forms a part of a new southeast campus entrance, this 50,000 SF academic facility incorporates new technologies for learning, teaching and research. Popovich Hall houses the Graduate School of Business Programs: MBA, Part-Time, Evening and International.
The project includes:
- Four 54-seat tiered caserooms and four 78-seat tiered caserooms, with technology/connectivity in each.
- Classrooms equipped with the latest teaching technologies; including video monitors, computer workstations, computer driven television and multiple blackboards.
- Lounge area accommodating 100 people and an 80-seat student cafe, adjacent to an outdoor courtyard.
- Meeting rooms appropriate for students to conduct research or work on group projects.
- Administrative offices.
As a result of extensive programming, the diagram of the building choreographs the convergence of a grand stair, single loaded corridors, and a courtyard, all fused together by the simple magic of food service. All of these elements have proven to cause students and faculty to linger, exchange ideas and to call this building home. State of the art case rooms were developed for Popovich Hall, evolved from the success of the Harvard Law School caserooms. The caserooms designed for Popovich have been emulated and duplicated by other architects and Universities around the country, setting the standard for instructional space at the time.
- 2001 Architectural Precast Association Award
- Architectural Precast Association