WHAT: Tulane University officials will break ground on the expansion of the A. B. Freeman School of Business. The project will unite the school’s two-building footprint into a unified structure called the Goldring/Woldenberg Business Complex. As part of the groundbreaking ceremony, officials will sign a large steel beam that will be placed on the plaza near the construction site and will eventually be part of the new structure.
WHO: Michael Fitts, Tulane University president
Darryl Berger, Tulane University board chairman
Ira Solomon, dean of the A. B. Freeman School of Business
Tulane University board members Bill Goldring, Jerry Greenbaum and E. Pierce Marshall Jr.
WHEN: 4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 9
WHERE: Aldrich Society Gallery in the Reiss Family Wing on the first floor of Goldring Woldenberg Hall II
MORE: Tulane University has begun a major expansion of the A. B. Freeman School of Business to meet surging enrollment, enhance industry-leading programming and provide new, state-of-the-art learning spaces for the next generation of business students. Crews are renovating about 40,000 square feet of existing space and building an approximately 45,000 square-foot, four-story addition. The expansion will transform the student experience at the Freeman School with advanced, flexible classrooms; expanded breakout rooms for collaborative learning; a new financial analysis lab; a larger, modernized Career Management Center; and incubator space for student startups within a new home for the Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Construction is expected to be completed by early 2018.