Explore the New Complex
Anticipated to be a hub for Commerce students and pan-University collaboration, this modern, high-tech, student-focused building will include flexible classrooms, unique event spaces, tech and innovation labs, a café, and versatile student study and lounge areas. Initially funded with a $25 million gift from The Chris & Carrie Shumway Foundation, the new building will enable McIntire to increase collaboration with faculty across disciplines, explore new degree and certificate offerings, and provide access to supplemental education opportunities to students across Grounds.
Rouss & Robertson Halls
The McIntire School moved back to UVA’s historic Lawn in 2008, with the renovation of Rouss Hall and the addition of Robertson Hall. Home to all our faculty offices and many unique learning spaces, Rouss & Robertson Halls will continue to be a crucial hub of admissions and scholarly activity for faculty and students alike.
Reimagined Cobb Hall
A portion of historic Cobb Hall (c. 1917) will remain, allowing for renovations and a seamless integration with the flow and architectural styles of the new building and Rouss & Robertson Halls. The reimagined building will maintain a Jeffersonian exterior, with an elegant entry lounge, two cluster classrooms, a comfortable double-height solarium and multiple group study spaces.
Inspired Outdoor Spaces
The space between the buildings will be transformed into a green, pedestrian-friendly, ADA-compliant plaza between the Commerce Complex and Brandon Avenue and Jefferson Park Avenue. The new building will feature a crescent-shaped courtyard that will serve as an outdoor gathering space for meetings, study, and School events.
Commerce is about collaboration, fostering inclusive communities, and learning by doing. As we look ahead to the next century for McIntire, we see how far we’ve come—and how much we aspire to accomplish. We want to make meaningful contributions to the communities around us, and we want to make the dream of a Commerce education a reality for more people in more places. We are committed to promoting responsible, strategic growth in order to increase our impact, broaden our reach, and continue evolving modern business education.
Nicole Thorne Jenkins, John A. Griffin Dean, McIntire School of Commerce