Foster + Partners has been selected to design the new Yale School of Management campus. The result of an international competition, the scheme brings together the facultys departments on to a single location.
Situated on a 4.25-acre site on the east side of Whitney Avenue at the Sachem Street intersection, the new design for the new 230,000 square foot complex will be site-specific and sensitive to the surrounding neighbourhood. Plans are to pursue LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Building Rating System) certification.
The campus will house state-of-the-art classrooms, faculty offices, the Schools academic centres, and student and community spaces. The increased size of the university grounds will enable the school to expand the student body to approximately 300 students in each class; increase the size of the faculty; offer more in the way of community facilities; and make possible the expansion of the Schools executive program offerings.
Lord Foster said:
I consider my time at Yale to have been a key formative period in my development as an architect. It is an honour to be able to work once again in this context, and to contribute to Yale Universitys continuing tradition of excellence and innovation.
Construction of the building is expected to be completed by autumn 2011.