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

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Scott Schuster

Senior 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.

Fall 2019
Anticipated completion

April 2018
First exterior glass panels added to the north façade

March 1, 2018
Final Beam Celebration

November 2017
First steel beam added

September 2017
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
Ceremonial Groundbreaking

April 2017
Construction begins on the area previously occupied by the Myers Alumni Center and the Faculty Club, adjacent to the existing Lindner Hall

December 2016
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

August 2016
Preliminary architectural renderings released

June 2016
UC Board of Trustees approves new building plans

May 2016
Internationally renowned Henning Larsen Architects (Copenhagen, Denmark) with Cincinnati-based KZF Design hired as architects of record

August 2015
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 Certification:
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.

Final Beam Celebration


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Lindner Rising Updates

Ceremonial Groundbreaking

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 Scott Schuster.

$10,000,000 and above

  • Building/Facility: $11,000,000 (Committed)

$5,000,000 - $9,999,999

  • Investment Center: $5,000,000 (Committed)

$1,000,000 - $4,999,999

  • Auditorium (approximately 4,800 square feet): $2,000,000
  • Main Lobby/Atrium (approximately 5,600 square feet): $2,000,000
  • Lecture Hall: $1,000,000 (Committed)
  • Career Services Office Space: $1,000,000 (Committed)
  • Undergraduate Honors Office: $1,000,000
  • Accounting and Economics Department Offices: $1,000,000 (Committed)
  • Finance and Marketing Department Offices: $1,000,000
  • Management and OBAIS Department Offices: $1,000,000
  • Research Labs: $1,000,000

$500,000 - $999,999

  • Dean’s Conference Room: $500,000 (Committed)
  • Large Classrooms (2,300 square feet): $500,000
  • Multipurpose Meeting Room (first floor): $500,000
  • Outdoor Courtyards (2): $500,000
  • Undergraduate Programs Office: $500,000
  • Graduate Programs Office: $500,000

$100,000 - $499,999

  • Medium Classrooms (approximately 1,800 square feet): $250,000
  • Diversity and Inclusion Staff Office: $200,000 (Committed)
  • Large Conference Room (approximately 1,100 square feet): $200,000
  • Small Classrooms (approximately 1,200 square feet): $100,000

$50,000 - $99,999

  • Seminar Rooms (approximately 700 square feet): $50,000
  • Other staff office suites (External Relations, Development, etc.): $50,000

$25,000 - $49,999

  • Small Conference Room (approximately 200 square feet): $25,000
  • Faculty and staff offices: $25,000
  • Team Rooms (approximately 150 square feet): $25,000

On March 1, 2018, the UC community gathered at the Lindner Final Beam Celebration to applaud progress of construction and thank those who made it possible. Check out highlights from the celebration in UC Magazine.

North Entrance
Red Courtyard
East Facade
Office Area
Plaza Entrance
Common Area