State and University Officials to Break Ground for New Business Innovation Hub at UMass Amherst’s Isenberg School

Isenberg School of Management
Isenberg School of Management

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DATE:           Friday, Sept. 16

TIME:            2 p.m.

PLACE:        121 President’s Drive, UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy, Senate President Stan Rosenberg, University of Massachusetts Building Authority Chair Philip W. Johnston, UMass Trustee Henry M. Thomas III and Isenberg School of Management Dean Mark A. Fuller will break ground for the $62 million Business Innovation Hub.

Other speakers will be alumni Edward Shirley, Stephanie Berenson and Martin Boyle. Lisa Pike Masteralexis, associate dean for administration and associate professor of sport management, will emcee.

The $62 million project will add 70,000 gross square feet of classrooms, labs and student-facing spaces including an expanded career center, advising spaces and learning commons, as well as faculty offices to the school’s existing facilities. The new facility is scheduled for completion in September 2018 and occupancy in January 2019.

The new addition accompanies additional renovation of select spaces in the original 1964 building and the 2002 addition named for Harold Alfond. The new and renovated facilities will combine to create a single unified campus for the Isenberg School of Management.

The project pairs Boston architecture firm Goody Clancy and Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) of New York and Denmark to complete the renovation and addition. Goody Clancy will serve as architect of record, programmer and consulting designer for the project, while BIG will serve as the design architect. Dimeo Construction is the contractor.