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November 2022: Case Study - Clemson University Designs New College of Business as Social Hub

KI Furniture performed a case study with the Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business on transforming the building into a vibrant social hub. Read more.

Oct. 25, 2021: New business building receives construction industry recognition

The new home to business education in the heart of Clemson University's campus has received accolades from a leading construction industry publication as being the best higher-education building project in the Southeast. The award-winning recognition bestowed by Engineering News-Record Southeast is a testament to the collaborative teamwork between DPR, the general contractor, and University officials, according to the project's director. Read more.

Aug. 23, 2021: DPR Delivers a Clemson Campus Showpiece with the Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business

As students return to classes at Clemson University, they'll take advantage of the latest DPR Construction-built project to open its doors on the South Carolina campus. The new Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business signals that Clemson Powers Business. Overlooking the heart of campus with views to Lake Hartwell and the Blue Ridge Mountains beyond, the future-focused facility offers a collaborative, inspiring space for students and educators alike, while also facilitating an enhanced interface between academics and industry meant to attract the best and the brightest. Read more.

May 10, 2021: Opening the Doors of Opportunity

The generosity of committed donors supports some of the most innovative spaces within the Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business. A strategically planned learning environment that brings students, faculty and industry together in a collaborative space, one that is forward-thinking in its design and daily application: This is the Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business. Find out more.

Oct. 16, 2020: $60 million transformational gift elevates business at Clemson

President Clements announces University's largest-ever gift, which positions Clemson's College of Business to become a nationally recognized program for educating global leaders. With this gift from longtime South Carolina philanthropists and friends of the University Wilbur O. "Billy" and Ann Powers, these cutting-edge plans have a home under the roof of the newly named Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business, which is housed in a new state-of-the-art building that opened this semester. Read more.

Oct. 16, 2020: Technology in new business building eclipses innovation on Clemson campus

From optimized, high-tech windows with majestic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains to more than six dozen monitors that deliver almost wall-to-wall, high-definition learning, business education's new home at Clemson University is awash in cutting-edge technology. Read more.

May 7, 2020: DPR Means Business at Clemson University

DPR Construction recently celebrated reaching substantial completion on Clemson University's College of Business, which is redefining the center of the university's campus while creating a state-of-the-art think tank environment for the college's growing student population. Read more.

Dec. 3, 2019: Business in the 21st Century - Drywall brings innovation to Clemson University's new business school building.

For nearly 30 years, DPR Construction has constructed projects with the high level of quality and innovation customers expect, and the relentless accountability they deserve. On Clemson University's College of Business in South Carolina, DPR wanted to set the standard for the dual-tower, 176,000 square-foot building. High-performance drywall provided the innovation, productivity and value needed to yield the best results. Read more.

Oct. 17, 2019: Elliott Davis bolsters support of Clemson by contributing to new business school building

Elliott Davis, a leading business solutions firm with nine offices across the Southeast and a longtime employer of College of Business interns and graduates, is further investing in Clemson University's future by contributing $250,000 toward construction of the business school's new building. The contribution toward the 176,000-square-foot building currently under construction in the heart of campus, is in addition to the continuing support the Greenville-based company provides students and faculty. Read more.

Aug. 6, 2019: New business college on target for 2020 opening

Clemson University is about to get its own version of the Spanish Steps as part of the new College of Business project. The $87.5 million 176,000 square-foot project is about 60 percent complete, according to project manager Paul Borick. The structure includes a South and a North Tower, divided by a connector walkway that runs from Douthit Hills, though the business building to Walter T. Cox Boulevard (Hwy. 93). Read more.

Jan. 2, 2019: Campus construction creates learning lab for tomorrow's builders and designers

Teaming up with the University's Facilities department and the general contractors of major projects like the new College of Business facility, professors have been able to offer students real-world, hands-on experiences with the construction process that could never be replicated in a traditional classroom. Read more.

Dec. 17, 2018: New College of Business building Topping Out Ceremony

Topping Out Ceremony.The final steel beam was hoisted into place this month as the College of Business, DPR and LS3P celebrated a building milestone with the Topping Out Ceremony thanking the steel workers of Schuff Steel.

Aug. 23, 2018: Business school construction is MBA alum's dream project

DPR Construction didn't have to look far and wide for a project manager for its work site overlooking historic Bowman Field on the campus of Clemson University. Justin Tetor ’11 MBA was first in line and "wasn't going to take no for an answer" for the general contractor's construction of the new College of Business building adjacent to Walter T. Cox Boulevard. Read more.

June 7, 2018: Trees' legacy engrained in new business building by design

Trees that once stood on the hillside across from Bowman Field are finding permanent residency in the design and functionality of the new building being constructed for Clemson University's College of Business. More than 6,500 board feet of mostly white and red oak reclaimed lumber is being put to a variety of uses in the business school's twin-tower, approximately 180,000 square foot building scheduled for completion in 2020. Read more.

April 10, 2018: Earth is moving for Clemson's new home to business education

More than 80,000 cubic yards of earth are being moved to create the footprint from which the College of Business' new home will rise at Clemson University. The twin-tower, 180,000-square-foot building will anchor a new north academic precinct along Walter T. Cox Boulevard that will one day occupy up to 600,000 to 700,000 square feet of building space for university expansion. Completion of the $87.5 million building is tentatively scheduled for 2020. Read more.

Oct. 24, 2017: Clemson University breaking new ground for business education

A 30-year wait and more than 2½ years of planning will culminate with a groundbreaking Friday for the new home to Clemson University's College of Business. The event that will change the face of business education and launch a new academic precinct on the Clemson campus will commence at 1 p.m., Friday in front of the Alumni Center, north of Walter T. Cox Boulevard. The groundbreaking for one of the biggest academic building projects in university history is open to the public. Read more.

Sept. 25, 2017: Groundbreaking for business building set for October 27, 2017

New building workspace prototype created in Sirrine Hall

With the glass, bricks and mortar still in the architect's rendering stage, the College of Business is moving forward with plans to break ground and assimilate occupancy of its new home, which will be constructed in the heart of Clemson University's campus.

Groundbreaking is set for 1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 27, in front of the Alumni Center, north of Walter T. Cox Boulevard.

The college's $87.5 million, 176,000 square foot building will nearly double Clemson University's business education space and become the anchor of a new academic precinct that will one day occupy up to 600,000 to 700,000 square feet of building space. Read more.

May 3, 2017: New home for Clemson business school clears final hurdle

Final approval has been given for construction of a new home for Clemson University's College of Business. Following approval by the State Fiscal Accountability Authority on Tuesday, work on one of the biggest academic building projects in school history is expected to begin this fall and be ready for occupancy in early 2020.

The $87 million, 170,000-square-foot building across from Bowman Field will create a new academic precinct for future campus expansion and nearly double the space for business education at Clemson. Construction will be funded through state appropriations, private gifts and institutional bonds. Read more.

Feb. 3, 2017: Trustees approve plans, bond requests for new Clemson buildings

Clemson University trustees approved final phase plans and resolutions authorizing issuance of revenue bonds to construct a new academic building to house the College of Business and a new tennis center on campus. The business college will relocate from its current home in Sirrine Hall, which was built in 1938. Sirrine will be used for the university's ongoing maintenance and stewardship plan for older facilities.

The proposed new 162,000-square-foot business building, scheduled to open in summer 2019, includes classrooms and learning laboratories, faculty and administrative offices, study and gathering spaces and common areas for greater collaboration among students, faculty, staff and business partners. Read more.

Oct. 17, 2016: Business school building opens new door to campus

Construction of a new building for the College of Business will redefine the center of Clemson University's campus while creating a state-of-the-art think tank environment for the college's growing student population. LMN Architects of Seattle is designing the 162,000-square-foot building in collaboration with the Greenville office of South Carolina-based LS3P, the architect of record. Construction is expected to commence in the summer of 2017 with completion tentatively set for the fall of 2019. Read more.

April 10, 2015: Clemson trustees approve pre-concept plan for new campus building

Clemson trustees have given pre-concept approval for university officials to move forward in evaluating plans to design a building to replace programming in Sirrine Hall on campus. Sirrine, which was built in 1938, currently houses College of Business and Behavioral Science and other academic programs. The replacement facility will become the home for all business and related disciplines. It will provide space for outreach and research institutes; a variety of classrooms and learning laboratories; faculty and administrative offices; and study and gathering spaces for collaboration among students, faculty, staff and business partners. Read more.

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