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Aerial rendering of the Goldring/Woldenberg Complex
About the Project: 

The A. B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University, originally the College of Commerce and Business Administration, was established in 1914 and is a founding member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the premier accrediting body for collegiate schools of business. Today, the Freeman School is a leading, internationally recognized business school with more than 2,500 students in programs spanning the globe. With innovative curricula that combine outstanding classroom instruction with distinctive experiential learning opportunities, the Freeman School is dedicated to preparing current and future business leaders to contribute positively to their organizations and their communities.

 The School is currently housed in two buildings, Goldring/Woldenberg Hall I (GWI), and Goldring/Woldenberg Hall II (GWII) located in the heart of Tulane's uptown campus.  GWI houses the School's administration offices, career services and primarily serves the undergraduate students. GWII, opened in 2003, houses a state-of-the-art trading room used as a hands-on laboratory for the teaching of energy, risk management, equities and options; this trading room was featured on CNBC. Also housed in GWII are several of the School's prestigious centers and institutes, faculty offices, and program offices serving graduate and professional students.

 The vision for the Business School Addition and Renovations project is to develop a physical space that enhances its teaching, research and public service mission in a dynamic and professionally fulfilling manner.

Quick Facts: 

 

  • A 42,000 Sq. Ft. addition will link the two existing buildings to create a unified complex.
  • Includes a renovation of most major classrooms and the addition of several other learning spaces.
  • Provides ample space for informal studying, meeting and collaboration.
  • Increases new spaces for academic support functions like the Career Management Center (CMC).
  • The shape of the main facade is based upon the preservation of the live oaks along McAlister Place.

 

Project Team: 

 

Planning Team
Christina Carlisle – Campus Planner, University Planning Office
Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects – Planning Consultant
Manning Architects – Planning Consultant

Design Team
Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects – Architect
Manning Architects – Architect
Morphy Makofsky Incorporated – Structural & Civil Engineer
GVA Engineering – MEP/FP Engineer
Rolf Jensen & Associates – Code Consultant
RBL/Rider Levett Bucknall – Cost Estimator
Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design – Lighting Designer
Wrightson, Johnson, Haddon & Williams, Inc. – A/V and Technology
Spackman Mossop and Michaels – Landscape Architect

Construction Team
Joshua Beezley – Project Manager, Planning, Design and Construction
Broadmoor LLC – General Contractor
Thompson Building Energy Solutions – Commissioning Agent