The 70,000 gsf addition will wrap around the north and northeast ends of the ISOM and be organized on either side of a multi-story atrium to be used for large, all-University gatherings and special functions such as business symposia. The new “Business Innovation Hub” will accommodate faculty growth, career center recruiting, team-based learning and advising. The project will expand the existing facility to include colloquium space, a simulated trading floor, and limited renovation of existing spaces.
This flexible design for growth will accommodate entrepreneur-in-residence programs and experiential learning spaces for students and iincludes a 5,000 gsf Student Commons that will serve both as learning commons and event center.
The new addition accompanies additional renovation of select spaces in the original 1964 building and the 2002 addition named for Harold Alfond. Together, the new and renovated facilities will combine to create a single unified SOM campus. Set within the existing complex, the new addition consolidates Isenberg’s three locations under one roof, creating a singular place of arrival and an exciting new visual identity to anchor the school’s community.
The design team is working within the UMass Amherst master plan to provide a new campus addition that complements the Fine Arts Center and Haigis Mall.
A contractor's video feed of the construction area is available here.