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42 September/October 2014 BizEd BizEd 42 September/October 2014 Biz BUILD WHEN YOU'RE BUILDING WHAT TO How to choose essential features for a business school's new home and convince stakeholders that a new facility is what the school needs. In the fall of 2013, the Henry W. Bloch Executive Hall for Entrepreneurship and Innovation opened at the Bloch School of Busi- ness at the University of Missouri in Kansas City. The new 68,000-square- foot facility stands adjacent to the school's previous building—now called Bloch Heritage Hall—which will continue to offer student services, faculty offices, and classes. The new building houses Bloch Executive Education and the Reg- nier Institute for Entrepre- neurship and Innovation and also will provide space for some under- graduate classes. Entirely financed by longtime school benefactor Henry Bloch, the US$32 million building was constructed on an accelerated sched- ule so the donor could be present for its opening. The facility was designed and built by co-architects BNIM and Moore Ruble Yudell and JE Dunn Construction. The new hall is on track to receive LEED certification at the gold level for features that include under-floor air distribution, thermal-mass concrete that evens out temperature fluctuations, thermal insulation, a "cool" roof, and skylights and other glazing options that maximize daylight. M I KE SI NCLAI R

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