Clarkson University

Potsdam, NY

82,000 gross square feet

Academics, Awards, Planning


To remain competitive contemporary business schools reflect an increasingly global perspective tied to sustainable enterprise. New academic centers addressing diverse entrepreneurship are commonplace and facilities need to remain flexible to adapt to these challenges. In addition, tight budgets demand shared resources and collaborative activity is now the norm with technologically smart team rooms and case study classrooms in high demand. The traditional static social spaces of library, dining hall and student lounge still remain and are essential components in unifying diverse cultures within business schools.


HOLT's Snell Hall at Clarkson University is an example of the new face of today's business school. The 82,000 gross square foot facility on central campus was programmed and designed to combine the latest technology with innovative environments for collaborative learning. Behind its traditional brick exterior is a rich variety of case rooms, smart classrooms, seminar rooms, and meeting rooms organized around a sun filled 3-story central atrium lounge. Extensive use of glass permits visual connections between diverse activities and pocket lounges throughout encourage spontaneous student faculty collaboration.      


For more information about this project contact David H. Taube,AIA, NCARB:

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