Gerdin addition on schedule for a fall completion

East addition to the Gerdin Business Building

Wallace Road (in the foreground) will remain closed until the Gerdin Business Building addition and site are complete. Photo by Christopher Gannon.

The four-story addition to the east side of the Gerdin Business Building, home to the Ivy College of Business, is about 75% complete and cruising toward a fall target completion. Always a sign of progress, the tower crane left the site the first week in May. On the outside, brickwork is complete and limestone panel installation has begun. On the inside, a significant amount of wall framing and drywall and tile work is underway, and plumbing, electrical and climate control systems are being installed on all levels.

The $28 million project adds five classrooms, student-focused team rooms and faculty and graduate student offices for the college. It also will include a behavioral sales suite and a two-level commons (pictured inside the glass doors, below) for curricular, co-curricular and special events.

Architect drawing of Gerdin Building addition

An architect rendering looks east into the first level of the building addition from the ground level of the 2003 building. The right hallway is Gerdin's existing Droste Den hallway. Submitted image.