Goldring/Woldenberg Business Complex
With explosive growth in the number of students, faculty, and class offerings, combined with a rapidly changing environment for business schools nationwide, the Freeman School is at both a critical and exciting time in its history. In order for Freeman to continue to grow and excel, more and different physical space is needed to accommodate not only the increased number of students but also to provide cutting-edge student services and resources. The Goldring/Woldenberg Business Complex will be a transformative capital expansion of the A. B. Freeman School of Business. A new four-story structure will be constructed to connect GWI and GWII while providing state-of-the-art spaces for learning and approximately 45,000 square feet of new space to accommodate the school’s growing student body. In addition, the project will include about 40,000 square feet of renovated space in GWI.
The project will be led by the world renowned architectural firm Pelli Clark Pelli, and the new complex will be LEED Gold certified. The complex will feature a three-story open common area that will provide space for students to socialize, study, and exchange ideas. Included in the project will be new and renovated classrooms, which will allow for an increase in student seating, as well as additional faculty offices. The new classrooms will be adaptable and can be configured in many different ways, depending on the needs of the professor. The building will also host incubator spaces within the Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. The Career Management Center will increase in size and visibility with the addition of interview rooms and a recruiters’ lounge. A newly created Student Gateway will provide a high-profile entrance to the building from the Monroe Quad and will house an interactive display that will highlight the school’s international reach and focus.
The project will provide a state-of-the-art facility for business education that meets the needs of Freeman’s rapidly growing student body. We are hoping to break ground in late spring of 2016, with completion of the project forecasted for late summer/early fall of 2017.
Exciting naming opportunities are available for various spaces including:
Breakout rooms and areas
Group study spaces
For more information, visit freemanexpansion.tulane.edu.