Case Study

Kelley School of Business Extension and Renovation Going from a Moment to Momentum

Bloomington, Indiana, USA

The Challenge

To accommodate increasing student enrollment and sustain academic excellence, Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business’s Hodge Hall — built in the 1960s —required an addition, while existing facilities needed a modernization.

The Design Solution

The Kelley School of Business’ Hodge Hall features interior corridor upgrades such as new lighting, fireproofing on the existing steel structure and a new fire suppression system, along with new finishes. The first level is home to the new student commons, a 48-seat flat-floored classroom, 60-person classrooms and two 180-person tiered classrooms. The second level houses a trading room, undergraduate program offices, presentation space, new workstations and 60-person classrooms. The third level includes a 60-seat horseshoe classroom, 48- and 60-person classrooms, and office/conference space. The fourth level has a 60-seat horseshoe classroom, a multi-purpose room and 60-person classrooms.

The Design Impact

New and renovated classrooms are tiered to enable teamwork based on traditional business practices. A multi-purpose room adapts to function as a lounge, study space or a venue for hosting special events. A new entrance and connection between the existing building and the expansion creates continuous circulation. The building has also achieved LEED Gold certification.

Project Features

  • 185,000-square-foot (17,187 sm) addition and renovation
  • Administrative offices
  • Tiered classrooms
  • Student commons
  • Collaboration spaces
  • Faculty and staff facilities for group work and student interaction
  • Trading room
  • New fireproofing and fire suppression system
  • LEED Gold Certification

This remarkable facility . . . will enable the Kelley School to maintain its strong international standing, while dramatically transforming the important role Indiana University plays in undergraduate business education.

President, Indiana University