With an increase in enrollment in their business department, Calvin University sought to add onto their existing DeVos Communication Center to create the new School of Business. This new building focuses on student spaces, classrooms, breakout rooms, and shared spaces which demonstrate a commitment to the latest innovations in business. More conducive to collaborative learning, these spaces provide a flexible, creative, and welcoming environment to foster students in their journey to become excellent, engaged, and faithful leaders of business. The facility and its proximity to other buildings on campus serves as a catalyst for creating innovative new academic programs while continuing to foster connections with other Calvin programs along with the broader campus and community.
Being located near a high traffic area, the School of Business creates a statement for the campus that is connected to the Calvin identity and brand. The building features intuitive, connected spaces to aid a variety of learning styles, leaving students with a memorable experience. Industry partners are vital to the program, and spaces promote community engagement with large group instruction and small group ideation. The entry level is a hub of activity and collaboration between programs, and open and clean environments create a small showroom for the industry. Flexible classrooms of the future with integrated technology make the delivery of expertise seamless and support the overall goals of the curriculum.
Take a look at virtual reality tour of the spaces.
School of Business
Take a look at the building dedication highlight to see how this new School of Business building is a testament to the work Calvin is doing for the business world.
We see this as a space where business leaders, faculty, students, and alumni will gather to explore and collaborate in ways that inspire innovation and ethical business practices. Its state-of-the-art technology and building design will enable us to further advance our position as a global leader in Christian business education.Jim Ludema, Calvin School of Business Dean