01 Jun 2015
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The Evolving HBS Campus


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The importance and value of the School’s unique residential environment has been clearly demonstrated in the nearly 100 years since the campus was first envisioned and built. Recent and current building projects are intended to enhance the way the HBS community learns from and interacts with one another. This spring, the School celebrated two milestones in the transformation of the campus.

  • Esteves Hall, a residential facility for Executive Education participants, was dedicated in April following the completion of major renovations. The building, formerly known as Baker Hall, was renamed in appreciation of a gift from Lilian and André Esteves, cofounder and CEO of Brazil-based BTG Pactual.
  • A “topping off” ceremony signaled the completion of the structural phase of the Ruth Mulan Chu Chao Center, scheduled to open in summer 2016. The four-story, 90,000-square-foot building, made possible by a generous gift from a Dr. James Si-Cheng Chao and family foundation, is designed to serve as a hub for Executive Education participants and a bridge to the HBS community. It will contain meeting rooms, office and dining facilities, and classrooms.
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