01 Sep 2016

The Evolving HBS Campus

Re: Ratan Tata (AMP 71); Seth Klarman (MBA 1982)


The School’s unique residential campus continues to evolve to meet the needs of the HBS community. With support from the Campaign, the School has completed two new buildings and a third is expected to open in 2018.

  • Tata Hall is now an essential part of the Executive Education experience. The seven-story glass and stone building includes residential space, classrooms, and gathering places used by more than 10,000 senior executives who participate in the School’s programs each year. Named in honor of Ratan Tata (AMP 71, 1975), the building opened in December 2013.
  • In June 2016, HBS celebrated the official opening of the Ruth Mulan Chu Chao Center. Through a generous gift from a Dr. James Si-Cheng Chao and family foundation, the facility has already become a hub for executives who use its meeting rooms, dining facilities, and classrooms. The building is the first on campus to be named after a woman and an American of Chinese descent, and serves as a bridge between the School’s Executive Education and MBA Programs.
  • In April 2016, the School broke ground on Klarman Hall, a new convening center that will combine elements of a large-scale conference center, a performance space, and an intimate community forum where the School can harness the energy and creativity of students, faculty members, alumni, and global leaders. Klarman Hall, expected to open in 2018, was made possible by Seth (MBA 1982) and Beth Klarman.

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