School of Business and Entrepreneurship
To provide a new home for the School of Business and Entrepreneurship (SB&E), Lindenwood University (LU) envisioned an addition to existing Harmon Hall that would co-locate the SB&E with the the School of Fine and Performing Arts. Harmon Hall was selected for its proximity to parking resources and its adjacency to the academic core.
Building on a long-standing relationship with their campus architect, LU asked Hastings+Chivetta Architects to design the new addition. Following a series of on-site workshops, a design concept was approved and implemented, however, once construction began, pedagogical incompatibilities arose between the fine arts department and the business school, obviating the need to relocate art studios.
After the fine arts department was settled in a new home, the new addition and existing structure were physically joined by removing a demising wall. The existing structure was renovated to meet the needs of the SB&E by converting art studios to classrooms, adding offices, providing a second significant entry and upgrading finishes to match the addition.
The expanded and reconfigured Harmon Hall is now dedicated entirely to the SB&E. The facility creates increased visibility for growing programs, provides a sense of cohesion and identity for business students and includes state-of-the-art venues and technologies that connect Lindenwood students with the global business community