Schulich is growing. A state-of-the-art expansion to the Schulich School of Business complex is under construction on the north-east side of the current building and is the centrepiece of the Leading Change Campaign.
The new Graduate Study and Research Building was designed by award-winning international architectural firm Baird Sampson Neuert. The 67,000-square-foot structure will stand as one of the most environmentally sustainable and socially responsible academic buildings in North America. It will house a number of Centres of Excellence in areas of management education where Schulich is a global leader. These include Schulich’s Centre of Excellence in Responsible Business, the Centre for Global Enterprise and the newly established Brookfield Centre in Real Estate and Infrastructure.
“This will be a landmark building in terms of sustainability and education,” said James McKellar, Director of the Brookfield Centre in Real Estate and Infrastructure . “But more importantly it will establish us as leaders in management education. It is a concrete statement of what we believe in.”
Other features of the building include: a 27-metre-high solar chimney to maximize natural ventilation and use of renewable energy; green roofs featuring a range of vegetation; a media production centre; 10 research labs; picturesque central courtyard; a spacious graduate student lounge; a fitness and wellness centre; rainwater recapture systems, and much more.
As part of the Leading Change initiative, the Schulich Foundation has delivered a powerful boost to the fundraising effort for the building. Until June 30, 2017, it will match every dollar donated by alumni towards the new building, up to a total of $5 million.
To learn more about the new building or the Leading Change Campaign, visit the website.