Fox School of Business has received approval to begin renovations on the building across from Fox’s Alter Hall.
The building, which is located at 1810 Liacouras Walk, will undergo renovations beginning in August. The project is expected to be complete by the start of the 2018-19 academic year, which coincides with Fox’s 100th anniversary.
The expansion will provide 77,000 square feet of additional space to meet the needs of Fox’s growing population. The extra space, including an atrium and an additional floor, will be used for classrooms and to improve the accessibility of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute.
“I am pleased that we have received approval to begin this important project,” said Dean of the Fox School of Business, M. Moshe Porat. “The growth of our student body and our faculty is a testament to the momentum of our school and the rankings our academic programs have attained. The space at 1810 Liacouras Walk will support our commitment to several of our academic pillars, and improve the accessibility of services we provide.”
The outward appearance of 1810 Liacouras Walk will not be altered since it is protected as part of the city’s Park Avenue Historic District. Part of the project includes constructing an enclosed skywalk connecting the third floor of Speakman Hall and the fourth floor of 1810 Liacouras Walk, which will allow for easier travel between buildings.
The expansion of 1810 Liacouras Walk was recently approved by the Temple University Board of Trustees and the Philadelphia Historical Commission. The project is being funded through school and philanthropic contributions.