The new Business Education Complex will facilitate world-class teaching and learning as faculty and students connect with information and business experts worldwide. The complex will accommodate undergraduate and graduate business students, as well as executive education and business community functions.
Architecturally, the complex blends modern glass, metal, and stone with sloped gabled roofs and arches to reflect LSU’s historic Italianate style and unique beauty. Functionally, the BEC will include a landscaped courtyard, rotunda, two classroom wings, an auditorium, and other inviting spaces that promote meaningful teamwork, collaboration, and interaction.
The result is a forward-looking complex that will sharpen LSU’s competitive edge among the top colleges in the nation, enhance the ability to recruit top faculty and students, and serve as the catalyst for economic success in the region.
The Business Education Complex At A Glance
- The Business Education Complex includes approximately 156,000 gross square feet of learning and research environments, including classrooms, labs, and offices for faculty and college administration.
- The Rotunda is home for the college's services, professional programs, institutes, and college administration.
- The Commons is a 3,500 square-foot central atrium providing students with study space, Internet access, and areas for group meetings. Convocations, guest speakers, alumni functions, and other events that bring together students, faculty, and friends as a community will be held in the atrium.
- The Auditorium seats 300 students and guests for conferences, guest lecturers, and student symposia.
- The Cafe offers coffee and light fare to students and faculty throughout the day.
- The Dining Room provides a professional area for meals and snacks and a dining area for the Executive and Professional MBA programs, Executive Education, and special events.
- The Undergraduate Wing, arranged in eight pavilions, houses classrooms for undergraduate courses and faculty offices for the three academic departments.
- The Graduate Wing, arranged in eight pavilions, houses classrooms for graduate courses and faculty offices for three departments.
- The two wings include 22 radial and case-style tiered classrooms designed for discussion and learning and equipped with the latest in audio-visual equipment and 15 smaller rooms for seminars and breakouts.
- The SMART Lab, a 40 person financial trading room, is equipped with the most up-to-date financial analytics and data.