The Frank G. Zarb School of Business celebrated construction of a new, state-of-the-art building at a special groundbreaking ceremony earlier this month.
“This is a very important day in the history of the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, and in the history of Hofstra University,” said President Stuart Rabinowitz. “Today, we begin the process of unifying the (business) school in one building, in one comprehensive facility where faculty and students can study and work together.”
The 52,000-square-foot building, projected to be completed in winter 2018, will be equipped with a behavioral science/market research lab, an enhanced start-up business incubator, multiple areas for student independent and collaborative study, administrative, faculty and student club offices.
Faculty and administrative offices are now located in Weller Hall, across the street from the business school’s classroom and lecture hall building, C.V. Starr Hall.
The new building will be constructed behind C.V. Starr Hall, which is home to the business school’s classrooms and lecture halls, as well as the Martin B. Greenberg academic trading room. The new building will be connected to C.V. Starr Hall via an enclosed second-story pedestrian walkway.
The groundbreaking ceremony included an opportunity for students, faculty, administrators and staff to sign a beam that will be included in the construction of the new building.