University of Florida College of Business, Graduate Studies (Hough Hall)
The Graduate Studies Building – William R. Hough Hall consisted of the construction of an approximately 70,000 square foot classroom building for the Warrington College of Business Administration at the University of Florida. The facility provides a sense of place to current and future graduate business students, as well as a new home for alumni. This building includes classrooms, seminar and meeting rooms, study/lounge space for graduate students, along with staff offices and support spaces capable of hosting special events. The first floor includes the commons area, administrative offices, one classroom, as well as two seminar rooms, where smaller events can be held, or students and speakers can meet informally following events, lectures, and programs. The auditorium is the locale of larger guest lectures, seminars, and conferences.
The second and third floors have attractive, state-of-the-art classrooms, as well as program offices, breakout rooms, student lounges and lockers. All of the classrooms are equipped with modern instructional technology and tiered for case-study style presentations. The second floor also contains a Capital Markets Lab that will be used to simulate an actual market trading floor.
This project received LEED Gold certification.