Penn State Smeal College of Business

State College, PA

A four-story atrium connects the functional spaces, and provides room for students, faculty and visitors to meet spontaneously in a public setting.

Client
The Pennsylvania State University
Completion
2005
Size
214,000 Square Feet
Cost
$54 Million
Role
Architect, Interior Designer with Robert A.M. Stern serving as Associate Architect
Description

The largest single academic building at University Park, this facility contains separate wings and commons areas for undergraduate and graduate students, 22 classrooms, a state-of-the-art stock-trading room, e-Bay-type auctioning lab, video-conferencing facilities, and a 150 seat auditorium. A 100 seat cafe enclosed in a four-story atrium connects the functional spaces of the building.

Guests are directed through a welcome center and touch screen kiosks. An online scheduling system enables students, alumni groups, faculty committees, and business visitors to reserve meeting space in any one of 32 conference rooms or lounge pods.

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