With momentum comes growth.
To ensure innovation and to enhance our programs, the need for an additional academic building is critical. The McIntire expansion will offer versatile spaces that invite collaboration in and out of the classroom.
$84.44M of $101M goalAs of Oct. 30, 2023
A Growing Footprint
In December 2017, the UVA Board of Visitors approved a proposal for an additional McIntire academic building. The planned building will be constructed on the southeast corner of UVA's historic Lawn at the northeast corner of Ruppel Drive and Jefferson Park Avenue. The Commerce Complex will include a new building, McIntire’s current home of Rouss & Robertson Halls, a reimagined Cobb Hall, and a host of inviting outdoor gathering spaces.
An Inspired Space
As instruction evolves from lecture-based learning to technologically interactive classes, new labs and flexible classroom spaces will allow students to engage in hands-on discovery. We will develop spaces that mirror the modern global marketplace and that are able to accommodate rapid reconfiguration and changes in business education. The student-centric building design of the new facility will marry traditional and contemporary architecture and facilitate the co-location of all student-facing offices.
The Gateway to Grounds
The Commerce Complex will create a unique point of connection to the Lawn from the revitalized Brandon Avenue district—soon to be a new and vibrant hub of student life. The project is underscored by a commitment to inclusivity. The spaces have been intentionally designed to provide a welcoming and inviting commuter route to Grounds.
Building McIntire’s Next Century – Brick by Brick
By creating space to support innovative learning, we are preparing students to contribute in significant ways to society. I expect the new building to foster collaboration, peer-to-peer development, and innovation to bring out the best in the students and faculty.
Chris Shumway, '88
Managing Partner of Shumway Capital, member of the McIntire School of Commerce Board of Trustees