A recent article in Newsroom, published by Washington University in St. Louis, describes the excitement and celebration that took place during the dedication of the spectacular new Olin Business School expansion project. Calling it a “day of joyous celebration,” Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton said the building will “usher in a new era in business education on the Danforth Campus that will propel Olin Business School into the 21st century and beyond.” The article acknowledges dedicated benefactors Charles F. and Joanne Knight, and George and Carol Bauer.
Designed by Moore Rubel Yudell, with Mackey Mitchell Architects as the associate architect, the $90 million, 177,000-square-foot expansion project more than doubles the school’s footprint. Over 1500 people attended the reception under the soaring glass atrium that spans the building.
Mackey Mitchell’s project team included Gene Mackey, Tom Moore, Greg Frankenfeld, Nick Naeger, Gregory Keppel, Beth Kutterer-Sanchez, and Sara Holt. Mechanical engineering was provided by Buro Happold and William Tao & Associates. Tarlton Corp. served as construction manager. As stated in the article, “The buildings feature open, collaborative spaces meant to inspire further business and entrepreneurial innovation among faculty and students.”