School of Business | The Citadel -- Charleston, South Carolina

45,000 SF | tiered classrooms | flat flexible classrooms | trading room | business commons | scholars tower | group study rooms | sales classroom | innovation lab | financial services lab | faculty offices | roof terrace
Sited on the edge of campus at The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, the School of Business acts as a gateway to the city of Charleston and serves as an ambassador to its business community. The building is a contemporary interpretation of their historic campus, distinctly open and transparent, conveying a welcoming gesture to the City in contrast to the historic fortress-like buildings of the adjacent campus. The new building utilizes forms, shapes, and materials that recall the heritage of its iconic campus, a light and welcoming arch-motif entry and perforated metal solar screens are used to convey a sense of forward-looking openness that will present the School of Business as a new front door to the campus. Organized around a multi-story flexible business commons, the building is composed of interactive classrooms, a financial services lab, a sales classroom, and several flat flexible classrooms, all supported by breakout rooms, faculty offices, and student support facilities. The building incorporates a sustainable approach and is designed for 2 Green Globes.