Posted by: Louis Lavelle on November 12, 2010
It’s no secret that elite b-schools are engaged in a building boom, with MIT, Stanford, Yale, and Columbia either planning or fund-raising to finance major new construction projects. Now, Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management (Kellogg Full-Time MBA Profile) has taken a big step in the same direction. On Nov. 12, the school announced that it has found a new site for its planned building.
Previously earmarked for a site slightly further north on the school’s Evanston, Ill. campus, Kellogg now says it will construct its new building adjacent to the Allen Center, the home of Kellogg’s executive education programs.
“Following a thorough review of plans for the building, we’re excited to finalize this site, which offers breathtaking lakefront views, and will be a destination for business and civic leaders from around the world,” said Kellogg Dean Sally Blount in a statement. “This site will unify our anchor campus in Evanston, and serve as a foundation for our global network in the twenty-first century. The design process is underway, and we’re accelerating our fundraising efforts.”
The new building will include classrooms, faculty offices, community gathering spaces, flexible learning environments and administrative offices.