Acton School of Business, Austin, Texas
The Acton School of Business offers an intensive one-year MBA in Entrepreneurship Program. hatch + ulland owen architects provided complete architectural services for Phase I of the new campus which includes a 10,500 sq. ft. two-story red brick and stone building oriented to maximize views of downtown Austin and Lady Bird Lake. The main features of the building are a state-of-the-art classroom which seats 50 students and a 2,000 sq. ft. multi-purpose study area. The classroom is the only one of its kind in the country featuring audiovisual equipment that will record and playback all the dynamic interactions between the students and the teachers. The campus also features terraces overlooking the lake and cityscape, a break room, administration offices, a conference room and numerous break-out study areas for the students. Completed in July of 2008, the Acton School of Business is an excellent example of the merging of contemporary and traditional architecture.