The future of UD business education starts to take shape
Behind Braniff Graduate Building, near the site where the Dominican priory once stood,
SB Hall will begin to take shape later this year. As UDs founders once envisioned,
this new home of the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business will extend the campus
academic core beyond what is now its northernmost point.
Building upon this idea from the past, SB Hall will be part of a vision for UDs future,
serving to emphasize the value UD places on its students with a student-centered,
state-of-the-art facility. It will be a combination of interdisciplinary, flexible
classrooms and public spaces, designed to nurture scholarly and social interaction
and be inviting to current and future students, faculty, alumni and others in the
business community for whom SB Hall will be a center of ideas and conversation.
SB Hall will reflect UDs commitment to sustainability with a minimum of Leadership
in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification. The building will
be energy efficient both in the soaring temperatures of a Texas summer and in the
winter when the thermometer dips below freezing. It will control light and solar heat
gain, with ample daylight flooding most of the interior spaces, and will conserve
The overall concept of SB Hall is to be extremely modern and efficient but still match
the architectural style of the other buildings along the core of the Braniff Mall.
An abundance of windows will provide transparency both day and night, drawing those
outside the building to the activity within.
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With a proposed gross square footage of 45,000, SB Halls design will aim for maximum
efficiency in use of space while creating a welcoming sense of place for students.
Perkins+Will Architects preliminary designs take full advantage of the sites elevation
to offer unhindered views of both the Las Colinas and Dallas skylines.