The Carl H. Lindner College of Business is very special to us as it marks our first built project in North America. The project is truly a story of success for both Lindner College of Business and for us at Henning Larsen.
The national acclaim of The Carl H. Lindner College of Business has led to multiple consecutive years of record-breaking student applications. Graduate enrollment has increased 200 percent and undergraduate enrollment has increased 50 percent since 2010. At Henning Larsen, we are excited to contribute to this success story serving both the University and the City of Cincinnati with our expertise in dynamic learning environments. The new 225,000 ft2 building is designed as a future-proof vibrant space that encourages close interaction between students, faculty and business community.
“As an urban university, we have a commitment to not only educate the future workforce but to partner in ways that advance the entire community. This building will provide space to do that. The new facility will be a 21st-century hub for our students, faculty and Greater Cincinnati business community, providing a collaborative space for education, research, and innovation to thrive,” Neville G. Pinto, President of The University of Cincinnati.
From our work creating spaces for higher education, we at Henning Larsen know that a significant portion of learning arises through dialog with other students. We have therefore designed the Carl H. Lindner College of Business to boost student and faculty interaction with collaborative spaces that form the optimal framework for both formal and informal learning.
Two interior courtyards that are visible from the entrance lobby provide an outdoor study and meeting zones for student and faculty. Through microclimatic studies, we have designed these courtyards to further increase daylight into the building and provide alternative interaction zones.
We have made The Carl Lindner Legacy Hall into an attractive daylight-infused space that draws people in, connecting the college building to the pedestrian plaza in front and further still to the surrounding city.
“From Copenhagen, we know the community creating a power of public spaces – both indoor and in the urban realm. By creating The Carl Lindner Legacy Hall as a space that sparks curiosity we bring the college, the university and the larger city of Cincinnati closer together,” Louis Becker, Partner and Design Principal at Henning Larsen.
Present at the topping-out ceremony on March 1st was Partner and Design Principal Louis Becker and Partner Michael Sørensen from Henning Larsen alongside UC officials including Lindner College of Business Dean David Szymanski, UC Foundation President Peter Landgren and Board of Trustees Chairman Thomas Cassady.
The new building, set to open for classes in fall 2019, will help propel Lindner’s growth as well as spur further national and international recognition.