Yale School of Management Breaks Ground for New Campus
In a ceremony marked by silver shovels and champagne late last month, the Yale School of Management (SOM) broke ground on the site of the school’s future home.
“More than 30 years ago, the Yale Corporation voted to create a management school worthy of the Yale name, its deep intellectual roots, and sense of service,” SOM Dean Sharon Oster said at the groundbreaking ceremony. “We’ve worked hard these past years to fulfill that promise,” she continued. “This new campus will help us do that”
The new 4.25-acre business school campus, designed by award-winning architectural firm Foster + Partners, will feature state-of-the-art classrooms, faculty offices, academic centers and student and meeting spaces located on Whitney Avenue at the northern gateway to the university. It will replace the current campus, a collection of renovated mansions joined to modern buildings, that until now has constricted Yale SOM’s growth.
Yale President Richard C. Levin, also present at the groundbreaking, predicted that the new campus will be the “last ingredient in taking SOM to the very top of business schools in the U.S. and around the world.” Levin honored Edward P. (Ned) Evans YC ’64, who donated $50 million for the construction of the campus shortly before his death in December. “We will be able to move forward with tremendous energy and look forward to occupying the building as fast as we can build it,” Levin said.
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