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by Betsy Lundgren

Dean Massey celebrates the start of Learning Commons construction with Ed Van Gemert, Vice Provost for Libraries; Sarah Mangelsdorf, Provost; and Steve Cramer, Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning. PHOTO: BRUCE FRITZ

Construction has begun for the Wisconsin School of Business’s Learning Commons, an innovative new space that will transform the School’s interior—creating new active learning classrooms, reimagining the Business Library with more flexible spaces for collaboration and study, and building state-of-the art computer labs that meet the needs of today’s students.

A collaboration between the Wisconsin School of Business, the University of Wisconsin–Madison General Library System, and campus Facilities Planning & Management, the donor-funded project is estimated to reach completion in Spring 2018.

During the Learning Commons renovation period, displacement of WSB’s library services, computer labs, copy center, and Business Learning Center will take place. These services will continue to be available to the campus community at these temporary relocations.

For questions and the latest updates regarding the Learning Commons project, see the project site.

Grainger Hall undergoes a major transformation as a team from Miron Construction begin work on the Learning Commons. PHOTO: PAUL L. NEWBY II
The crew from Miron Construction begin laying material as part of the Learning Commons renovation. PHOTO: PAUL L. NEWBY II