Construction is underway on the new $120 million home of the Carl H. Lindner College of Business at the University of Cincinnati.
The 225,000-square-foot facility is one of the most ambitious construction projects ever undertaken by the university and promises to firmly position Lindner among the best business schools in the nation. The new building will be a 21st century hub for students, faculty and the Greater Cincinnati business community, providing a collaborative space for education, research and innovation to thrive.
“As an urban university, we have a commitment to not only educate the future workforce, but to partner in ways that advance the entire community. This building will provide space to do that.”
- Neville G. Pinto, President, University of Cincinnati
Executive Director of Development for the Lindner College of Business
Over the past four years, the Carl H. Lindner College of Business has earned national acclaim from multiple media sources, including earning the second largest ranking increase of any Top 100 Undergraduate Business Program as well as being ranked No. 19 among public online MBA programs in the nation in U.S. News & World Report. Most recently, Bloomberg Businessweek ranked the Lindner MBA program No. 1 in Ohio, No. 1 in the Midwest among public institutions, and No. 6 nationally among public institutions in terms of alumni satisfaction. View more recent program rankings.
Such national acclaim has led to multiple consecutive years of record-breaking student applications, student enrollments and student quality metrics at both the graduate and undergraduate level. Graduate enrollment has increased 200 percent and undergraduate enrollment has increased 50 percent since 2010. The school’s current building is unable to accommodate the college’s rapid growth as more than one-third of business classes are now taught outside Lindner Hall.
In June 2016, the University of Cincinnati Board of Trustees approved the planning of a new business school building. The new building, set to open for classes in fall 2019, will help propel Lindner’s growth as well as spur further national and international recognition.
“This new world-class facility will redefine the student experience for years to come, while providing the necessary space for faculty to engage in cutting-edge research and create innovative teaching pedagogies.”
- David Szymanski, Dean, University of Cincinnati Carl H. Lindner College of Business
Final Beam Celebration
First steel beam added
UC unveils plans to renovate the current Carl H. Lindner Hall into the new home of the UC College of Law. Read more
May 15, 2017
Construction begins on the area previously occupied by the Myers Alumni Center and the Faculty Club, adjacent to the existing Lindner Hall
The family of the late Carl H. Lindner Jr. (the college’s namesake) and Fortune 500 company American Financial Group donates $11 million to support construction of the new building, the largest gift in the history of the business school. Read more
Preliminary architectural renderings released
UC Board of Trustees approves new building plans
Internationally renowned Henning Larsen Architects (Copenhagen, Denmark) with Cincinnati-based KZF Design hired as architects of record
Fundraising to offset the cost of the new building commences
General New Building Features:
- Approximately 225,000 square feet of space
- Four stories tall (plus basement)
- Two courtyards totaling 6,230 square feet of space
- Two public entrances/exits
Student Learning Spaces:
- Approximately 30 square feet per student
- 23 classrooms and educational spaces throughout the new building
- 70% more classroom space than the current Lindner Hall building
- More flexible classroom layouts, furnishing and technology to support diverse pedagogies
- Four 84-person classrooms
- Twelve 60-person classrooms
- Five 42-person classrooms
- Four 25-person seminar rooms
- One two-story 250-person auditorium
- One 150-person lecture hall
- One 50-person computer teaching lab
- Two research labs to support student research opportunities with faculty
- Individual and student group study spaces spread throughout the new building
- Dedicated student tutoring area
Other Specialty Areas:
- Large atrium with seating/networking space and a café
- Innovative attic space for collaborative brainstorming and business meetings with corporate partners
- One 50-station computer lab for students
- One 48-person investment lab
- One multipurpose room
- One production studio
- Designated Career Services area including twelve interview rooms and one corporate recruitment area
- Three department suites with conference rooms
- 160+ faculty and staff offices
- Four changing stations for students to dress for interviews
LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) is a green building certification program that recognizes sustainable building strategies and practices. To receive LEED certification, building projects must satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification: Certified, Silver, Gold or Platinum. The ambition for the UC School of Business is to achieve LEED Silver or higher.
The new Lindner College of Business has four major focus areas:
- Reduce environmental impact
- Improve energy performance
- Enhance greenspaces and trees
- Water management
The four focus areas are defined and specified on the basis of UC´s overall sustainable vision and climate action plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and eventually become carbon neutral, to reduce storm water runoff and to provide a safe, healthy, and comfortable environment for the University community. UC strives for effective and meaningful solutions that can be directly linked to the sustainable corporate identity of the university.
The following naming opportunities have been offered for spaces in the brand new, state-of-the-art Lindner College of Business facility opening fall 2019. For more information, check out the new facility's floor plans, or contact Steve Rosfeld.
- $11M: Naming of the Facility (Committed)
- $5M: Investment Center (Committed)
- $2M: Auditorium (approximately 4,800 square feet)
- $2M: Main Lobby/Atrium (approximately 5,600 square feet)
- $1M: Lecture Hall (Committed)
- $1M: Career Services Office Space (Committed)
- $1M: Undergraduate Honors Office
- $1M: Accounting and Economics Department Offices (Committed)
- $1M: Finance and Marketing Department Offices
- $1M: OBAIS and Management Department Offices
- $1M: Research Lab (2)
- $500,000: Dean’s Conference Room (Committed)
- $500,000: Large Classroom (2,300 square feet)
- $500,000: Multipurpose Meeting Room (first floor)
- $500,000: Outdoor Courtyard (2)
- $500,000: Undergraduate Program Offices
- $500,000: Graduate Program Offices
- $250,000: Medium Classroom (approximately 1,800 square feet)
- $200,000: Diversity and Inclusion Staff Offices (Committed)
- $200,000: Large Conference Room (approximately 1,100 square feet)
- $100,000: Small Classroom (approximately 1,200 square feet)
- $50,000: Seminar Room (approximately 700 square feet)
- $50,000: Other staff office suites (External Relations, Development, Business Affairs, etc.)
- $25,000: Small Conference Room (approximately 200 square feet)
- $25,000: Faculty/Staff office
- $25,000: Team Room (approximately 150 square feet)
The University of Cincinnati Carl H. Lindner College of Business cordially invites you to join us.
Thursday, March 1, 2018
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Sigma Sigma Commons
To attend the celebration, please R.S.V.P. here by February 23, 2018.