Faculty and Staff Moving into New Hoff Quad Buildings
Faculty and staff from the Williams College of Business relocated last month from Hailstones Hall to their new offices in the Stephen and Dolores Smith Hall. The newly constructed building is just one part of the James E. Hoff, S.J., Academic Quad, which also includes the Michael J. Conaton Learning Commons and a new central utility plant, which is already up and running.
Employees are moving into the Conaton Learning Commons this week.
Additionally, construction fencing has been removed from around both buildings, landscaping is in place and an island is being installed through the center of Ledgewood, creating a boulevard effect and new main entrance to campus.
The new Smith Hall includes:
• Four floors of classrooms and offices for undergraduate and graduate business education.
• 88,123 square feet, 178 parking spaces, and 105 offices in suites for better communication and collaboration.
• 17 technology-driven classrooms and 17 project workrooms.
• Three “executive-in-residence” suites.
• A multimedia trading room featuring computer terminals with Bloomberg financial database and Reuter Station capabilities.
• The Sedler Family Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the Cintas Institute for Business Ethics and the Center for Applied Finance.
• Sustainable features such as extensive use of natural daylight, lighting-control systems, low-flow water fixtures and an energy recovery system that rescues energy from air exhausted from the building.
The buildings that comprise the Hoff Quad have been funded as part of the $200 million To See Great Wonders Campaign, which also includes construction of a new residence hall, now underway, and growing the University’s endowment and Annual Fund.
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