Architect team for new KSU business building selected

By The Mercury

The architect team of Ebert Mayo/PGAV has been selected for the new College of Business Administration building at Kansas State University. The team was chosen through a national competition conducted this summer.

Construction is expected to start in September 2014 and be completed in July 2016.

The new home of the College of Business Administration will have 140,000 square feet of space featuring tiered classrooms, a large showcase lecture hall, computer labs, a financial research lab and an executive conference room. The plans include dedicated space for entrepreneurship and sales education, as well as space for study, collaboration and networking throughout the building. The goal is to deliver the brightest future possible for business students, including collaboration with industry and networking opportunities from the start of their college careers.

“We are delighted with the selection of Ebert Mayo/PGAV for this project,” said Ali Malekzadeh, Edgerley family dean of the college. “Their expertise in designing academic buildings and experience with the Kansas State campus will greatly benefit the college.”

The Ebert Mayo Design Group is a full-service architecture and design firm based in Manhattan that has an established relationship with Kansas State University. The firm’s work at the university includes the parking garage; renovations to the K-State Student Union, Seaton Hall and Calvin Hall; and the addition to the Chester E. Peters Recreation Complex.

PGAV is an architecture and planning firm with offices in Kansas City and St. Louis. The firm has been responsible for various projects at universities in the Midwest, including the business colleges at the University of Oklahoma and University of Arkansas, as well as the recent renovation at Justin Hall at Kansas State University.

Orazem & Scalora Engineering, based in Manhattan, will complete the team. The firm has worked on many projects on the Kansas State University campus, including renovations to Memorial Stadium.

“We are very honored to have been selected for this project and will be working with the college to design a building which is inviting for the entire university, business community, and alumni,” said Mike Mayo, principal and vice president at The Ebert Mayo Design Group.

Mayo has a master’s degree in business administration and a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Kansas State University.

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