IU Breaks Ground on Graduate Center

Posted: Updated:
The building is expected to be completed in 2017. The building is expected to be completed in 2017.
BLOOMINGTON -

Indiana University has broken ground on the Paul H. O'Neill Graduate Center at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. The $12 million, 28,000 square-foot facility will be built adjacent to SPEA's current building on the Bloomington campus.

The university says the graduate center will provide technologically-advanced learning and meeting spaces for graduate programs in public affairs, environmental management and environmental science. The three-story building will house classrooms, faculty offices and three student common areas totaling nearly 3,000 square feet.

Construction on the building has begun and is expected to be completed in early 2017.

"The center will give our students and faculty room to collaborate," said SPEA Dean John Graham. "The classrooms and meeting spaces will have the latest technology yet nurture old-fashioned face-to-face conversation. The design is sleek and modern, yet warm and inviting. It will be a powerful magnet as we continue to recruit the very best graduate students and faculty members worldwide."

The university says private donations will fund about half of the building's construction. Those donations include a $3 million gift from IU alumnus Paul O'Neill, who is also chairman and CEO of Alcoa and former U.S. secretary of the treasury.

The School of Public and Environmental Affairs was founded in 1972. IU says the current class of graduate students in the school and the number of full-time faculty are the largest in history.

  • Perspectives

    • A Good 'Space' is About More Than Design

      Spaces Indiana, a competitive design showcase of innovative workspaces in Indiana, recently celebrated five winners from its 2017 pool of candidates, including MOBI, greenlight.guru, Flaherty & Collins, Mimir, and Bradley & Montgomery. These winners were chosen from dozens of forward-thinking, innovative companies who understand that workplace design is critical to realizing success. Attending the Spaces event brought back memories of my first job out of college.

    More

Events



  • Most Popular Stories

    • Indy Company Acquires Denton Pharma

      An Indianapolis-based pharmaceutical repackaging and fulfillment company has acquired New York-based Denton Pharma Inc. Financial details were not disclosed, however Northwind Pharmaceuticals says Denton will continue its operations in the northeast.

    • 'Best and Brightest' Finalists Unveiled

      Junior Achievement of Central Indiana has unveiled its list of "Indy's Best and Brightest" finalists. The event honors 100 of the area's "most outstanding young professionals" in central Indiana under the age of 40 in 10 industries including technology, manufacturing and government.

    • Technicolor Details Indy Layoffs

      California-based Technicolor Inc. says it will close its office on the north side of Indianapolis by the end of the year. In a notice to the state, the company says the closure will leave 95 employees out of work. 

    • Hoosier Cities 'Lowest Cost of Living' List

      Three communities top a national list of Cities with the Lowest Cost of Living in America. Niche.com, a site that focuses on public data on schools and neighborhoods, ranks four Indiana cities in the top 20. The site bases the rankings on factors including consumer price index and access to affordable housing, using data from the U.S. Census and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. You can see the full rankings by clicking here. The top 20 are...

    • The page you requested is currently unavailable. Pages on this site are constantly being revised, updated, and occasionally removed. You may have followed an outdated link or have outdated pages in your