Construction and renovation of the building will begin in Mayand the building is scheduled to reopen for classes in fall 2007."The current building is inadequate to provide a modern businesseducation to our students, and we're well beyond being crowded,"says Dennis Ahlburg, dean of the Leeds School of Business.

Originally designed to serve 1,400 students when it opened inspring 1970, the building currently serves more than twice thatnumber, about 3,600 students. Leeds School classes and offices willmove to various temporary locations for the summer and into theFleming Law Building from fall 2006 through summer 2007.

The current structure totals 100,000 sf and will be renovatedduring the project. A 65,000-sf four-story addition will be addedto the south side of the building, extending it into what is nowObservatory Field and the business school parking lot. Additionalrecreational space will be added to mitigate the loss of some ofObservatory Field. The business building expansion will beconsistent with the rest of CU-Boulder's campus architecture in aclassic rural Italian style constructed of sandstone with a redtile roof.

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