The goal of the John Chambers College of Business and Economics was to help WVU write its next chapter in business education in a new home, while transforming the campus, the community of Morgantown, and the student experience. The Ideation Hub, which hovers over the main entry, is a highly adaptable and high-tech academic space that puts ‘business on display’ and fully supports project work, research, and the entrepreneurial endeavors that are key to WVU’s mission of giving back to its community.
The college’s trading room, which combines business and computer science, will foster a culture of sharing and drive cross-pollination between students, faculty, and departments. Classrooms are innovative teaching spaces to empower faculty with cutting-edge technology and facilitate group learning. Reynolds Hall breaks the outdated mold of business education spaces and prioritizes equality in a learning environment where students and faculty co-create solutions for a better future for all. The new Reynolds Hall building greatly improves the landscape of the western part of the campus, becoming a campus center that creates a hub of circulation from the existing campus buildings, public pedestrian trails, and recreational riverside courtyards.