Tepper Quadrangle will now be a more pivotal on the Carnegie Mellon campus with a new building designed by the Santa Monica-based architectural firm Moore Ruble Yudell. The building is planned to be 295 feet and will occupy a 4.5 acre plot on Forbes Avenue.
Robert Dammon, dean of the Tepper School of Business, said the purpose of the building is to bring students together for social and intellectual activities. There are an additional four or five buildings in the planning stages that should “promote innovation and entrepreneurship at Carnegie Mellon, ” said Dammon.
The building is being funded by $67 million of Tepper’s own funds and $201 million of the university’s money. The building will house an entrepreneurship center, a Technology and Enhanced Learning facility, a 600 seat auditorium, a sports center and a University Welcome center.
Moore Ruble and Yudell architects is an office of 60 people and has designed buildings for Dartmouth and University of California Berkeley.