Broad Breaking Ground on Pavilion
The next chapter for the Eli Broad College of Business is officially underway.
In June, Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon approved the college’s plans to begin construction on the Business Pavilion, and construction crews began demolishing the college’s current facilities and surroundings for the forthcoming groundbreaking and building activities.
The formal groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for Friday, September 8.
“We are thrilled that this project is underway, and that the Broad College will soon offer our students the learning environment they need to thrive and that they deserve,” said Sanjay Gupta, the Eli and Edythe L. Broad Dean of the Eli Broad College of Business. “We will continue working toward our fundraising goal for the project, but have reached a critical milestone in our ultimate goal of making a tremendous impact on our students and community,” he said.
Over the last few years, committees comprised of Broad College faculty and staff, MSU Infrastructure Planning and Facilities, Clark Construction, and architectural consultants and designers FTCH and LMN have worked together on project planning to present minimal disruptions. With project completion slated for the fall of 2019, most Broad College students will experience student life in the Pavilion.
Ongoing and real-time updates from the Broad College will follow, and you can already view a live time-lapse video feed of the Pavilion progress.
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