The Business School (HBS) held a groundbreaking ceremony on June 1 for Hawes Hall. Hawes Hall will provide the Business School with a critical resource to continue its core mission of educating leaders. Designed to encourage the dynamic interchange between faculty and students, classrooms, technology, and gathering areas will enable interactive exchange with technology and progressive teaching methods grounded in the case method.
The building site for Hawes Hall is adjacent to the northeast corner of Aldrich Hall completing the academic core of the Business School with Aldrich Hall and Baker Library. Approximately 47,000 square feet and three stories above ground, the massing and exterior appearance of Hawes Hall will relate closely to McKim, Mead and White’s original design. The building will also complete the third side of the Aldrich forecourt, creating a courtyard in the Frederick Law Olmsted tradition.
Einhorn Yaffee Prescott Architects are programming and designing Hawes Hall. William A. Berry & Son Inc. will begin construction in June, with an anticipated completion date of December 2001.
The building is named for Rodney A. Hawes Jr., MBA ’69, and Beverly Hawes. “Rod and Beverly Hawes are a wonderful model for us all,” said Business School Dean Kim Clark when announcing the gift. “While building an outstanding business and a close-knit family, they never have lost sight of the importance of helping others. Now, thanks to their extraordinary generosity, Hawes Hall will play an important part in preparing future generations of HBS students for leadership.”