Center for Business Education | Cornell University | Ithaca, New York

76,000 SF | flexible classrooms | team rooms | business community room | café | commons | open faculty offices | media production studios
Located in the Collegetown section of Ithaca, New York, one block from the Cornell University campus, the Center for Business Education is an integrated twenty-first century teaching and learning environment. Technology- rich interactive classrooms are supported by team rooms, faculty and student offices, as well as, a multi-story business commons. A dynamic sculptural stair occupies a portion of the commons and serves as an iconic social communicator linking the building’s program between floors. The building façade is a combination of clear and patterned glass with a rhythmic arrangement of projecting mullions, colored compatibly with the red brick of its adjacent urban neighbors. The transparency of the ground floor highlights an undulating wood feature wall at the rear of the commons and visually draws passersby into the building.