Connecticut, New Haven
In Association with Foster & Partners, Design Architect
The Yale School of Management was founded in the late 1970s and originally occupied a small remote campus composed of four repurposed buildings and a purpose-built addition. A strong growth in both faculty and enrollment illustrated the need for the school to consider relocating from its outmoded buildings at the north end of the main campus. Design Architect, Foster and Partners, consolidated the school into a single iconic structure near the site of the original complex. IBI Group Gruzen Samton served as Architect of Record.
The 230,000 sf facility’s main component – classrooms, offices, common spaces, and auditorium are grouped around a central court in the tradition of Yale campus architecture. The open air space is large enough to accommodate graduation ceremonies and other major events. The ground floor is devoted to common facilities, the auditorium and publicly oriented components of the office block. Two double-height floors accommodate tiered and flat-floored classrooms which lend themselves to horseshoe and other layouts , reflecting the varying teaching methods of the School of Management curriculum.