Robert Morris University | New Business School
Moon Township, PA
2013 MBA Building Excellence Award Winner: New Construction Under $10 Million.
The new 18,000-square-foot School of Business, which includes the PNC Trading Center with 34 double-screen monitors and a Bloomberg Computer; the United States Steel Corporation Video Conferencing Center with a Cisco TelePresence System, and the Allegheny Technologies Global Business Library with an Interactive Marketing Wall, gives the University’s business school its first official home at its campus in Moon Township. It was funded through RMU’s Changing Lives, Building Futures capital campaign, the first comprehensive capital campaign in the university’s history.
“This high-tech business laboratory gives Robert Morris University, its graduates, and its faculty the reputation they deserve, the reputation they have earned through their hard work, professional success, and dedicated service to the community,” said President Gregory G. Dell’Omo. “It is a transformative facility that moves our business school and university to another level.”
The building features the latest in business technology to facilitate project-based learning, provide students access to real-time financial market data, and bring students from remote locations together face-to-face around a virtual meeting table to enhance collaboration and accelerate innovation. “Having a new home lets us replant the flag of who we are, how we do things differently and better,” said Daria C. Crawley, Associate Professor of Management. “The technology pulls us closer to that international marketplace. It enables students to engage in better conversations.”
In addition to providing state-of-the-art teaching and learning spaces, the building’s location and orientation achieve several campus planning initiatives. The Business School completes a quadrangle with Massey Hall and the Lafayette Center and enhances the historic Rudolph Family Garden. Its scale, configuration and alignment respect the garden and existing buildings while creating a strong identity for the School. The building also acts as a natural connector providing a path for students from the main part of campus to the west to the quad.
The building design incorporates numerous LEED strategies and has been awarded Gold Certification by USGBC. This building was also designed and constructed utilizing BIM (Building Information Model).
Click the You Tube link to see a video of the School of Business and hear an interview with Brian Roth of CFB. You Tube.