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

CLEMSON — 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

CLEMSON — 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 — 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

CLEMSON — 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 – 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.