Radford University and Facilities Planning and Construction has a unique vision to order to make its facilities conducive for the campus community.
In May 2010 Radford University broke ground on a new $44 million, 110,000 square-foot home for the College of Business and Economics.
The new building, located at the corner of Jefferson Street and Tyler Avenue, will redefine the gateway to campus and is designed as the campus signature building for the 21st century. The project is the result of a public-private partnership in which the Commonwealth of Virginia will invest $34 million and Radford University will raise the remaining $10 million. The new building will feature state-of-the-art classrooms, conference rooms, and gathering spaces designed to stimulate collaboration and teamwork. It will also feature the latest in educational technology and financial research capabilities, including a trading room that will simulate an actual financial operations center.
In keeping with RU's commitment to sustainability, the entire complex is being constructed with the goal of achieving Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver designation, but Gold designation is an aspiration.
Be a part of this exciting building project. Major gifts that support specific components of the project will be permanently recognized in the building.
The College of Business and Economics (COBE) awards 20 percent of undergraduate and 12 percent of graduate degrees conferred annually by RU. The College serves about 1,550 undergraduate and 70 graduate students and awards about 375 bachelor’s and 40 MBA degrees each year.
The new building will allow, for the first time, all the business faculty and business-related research facilities to be located in a single building and will serve as a showcase building for the University and its nationally recognized business programs.