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LMN Architects Unveils MSU’s New Broad College of Business Pavilion

LMN Architects, in collaboration with FTCH, has announced the groundbreaking of Michigan State University's new three-story, 100,000-square-foot Broad College of Business Pavilion. The project is an effort to modernize the decades-old facility and create a cohesive complex that reflects the forefront of business education.

Creating a Socially-Active Learning Environment

The new pavilion aims to introduce a socially-active learning environment for undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, corporate partners, and alumni to collaborate and launch the next generation of business leaders. LMN Architects designed the pavilion with the goal of seamlessly integrating technology with collaborative spaces, allowing students to be part of business teams and enhancing the recognition, reputation, and rankings of the Broad College programs.

A New Front Door for Broad College

The pavilion creates a new front door for Broad College, which further animates the life of the larger campus. Located within the heart of the campus and along the Red Cedar River, the building creates a strong connection between Shaw Lane and the river walk. A central, three-story atrium celebrates this sense of arrival, while amphitheater stairs continue the momentum down to the café, multi-purpose rooms, and outdoor areas. The atrium provides a new focus for Broad College to host college-wide events, recruitment fairs, and informal interaction and team collaboration.

Weaving Together Classrooms, Laboratories and Social Spaces

Celebrating Broad College’s team-based community culture, the design weaves together classrooms, laboratories and social spaces at a variety of scales. These program elements permeate all aspects of the academic experience, with an emphasis on collaborative environments supporting the college’s cutting-edge research curriculum. The pavilion’s masonry, glass and metal exterior expresses the contemporary functionality of its forward-looking programs while complementing the materials and sensibility of the surrounding campus architecture. The pavilion offers today’s students the experiences needed to become effective entrepreneurs and leaders in society, anywhere in the world.

The Broad College of Business Pavilion is slated for completion in 2022, and the LMN Architects team is excited to see the project come to life. “Broad College now has the resources tailored to promote excellence not just in the classroom, but also professionally,” says George Shaw, AIA, Partner at LMN Architects. With this new facility, the Broad College of Business is sure to continue its long-standing tradition of excellence in business education.

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