Creating Leaders for the Real World
Located in an urban historic and cultural district, the School of Management and Academic Building creates a vibrant campus quadrangle, creating a new center for campus life while also concealing a 700-car subterranean garage below the landscaped quad. The project consolidates all five of the college’s graduate schools into one campus location, and includes classrooms, informal collaborative study spaces, offices, a marketing suite and a floor dedicated to executive education.
The project embodies Simmons College’s commitment to a future of sustainable development.
A green roof lowers heating and cooling costs while absorbing and filtering rainwater, and the highly efficient building envelope contributes to the building’s overall energy efficiency of 38% below baseline. The project is certified as LEED Gold. Simmons College is recognized as offering the nation’s first MBA program designed specifically for women, and is a center for innovative teaching, research and discourse on women, leadership and management.
The building is beautiful and met all of our aspirations.
Dr, Deborah Merrill-Sands, Former Dean, Simmons College SOM