Duke University, Fuqua School of Business
Breeden Hall and Ford Library
Durham, North Carolina
Square Footage: 90,469
LEED NC Silver Certified
In 1997 Perkins+Will initiated a programming and master planning process to determine the needs of the School of Business over the coming years. Three major expansion/renovation phases were identified and implemented over the next five years: the Magat Academic Center, housing faculty offices and the Global Telecommunications Suite; renovations to accommodate admissions, multi-media resources, and staff offices; and the Fox Student Center, a 48,000 square foot (4,460 square meter) facility which established a strong public presence for the School with greater connection to the Duke campus and accessibility for visiting corporate groups and students.
The new Keller Center, an 86,000 square foot addition, houses three 70-seat business-style classrooms, two executive lecture rooms with state-of-the-art distance learning capabilities, break-out rooms, and 28 executive team rooms. The Ford Library is located at the second level. It provides undergraduate and MBA students with a spacious corporate setting to support browsing and relaxation as well as more intense studying that occurs during the short six-week terms. Space for corporate presentations and interviews (SIPs) is provided on two levels, with a lobby, interview rooms, and two large multi-purpose rooms connecting to an outdoor roof terrace. A three-level atrium extends the Mallway “spine” connecting East Fuqua and West Fuqua.