MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) – The $60 million College of Business Administration building at Kansas State University, which opened for use this semester, is the result of more than five years of planning, fundraising and collaboration.
The college’s senior director of development Darin Russell says officials wanted the building to have a corporate feel, but blend in with the campus.
According to Stacy Kovar, associate dean for academic administration, more space for classrooms was the number one priority.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that students quickly began using the many collaborative areas incorporated into the new building. The building has such an abundance of meeting space that other departments on campus are using the business colleges for some of their needs.