The fifth floor of the Haas School's faculty wing has been renovated to include a hip new office suite for professional faculty.
The new professional faculty offices in F502, which accommodate 76 people, opened in mid-March in space previously occupied by the Institute of Business & Economics Research (IBER). IBER staff moved temporarily to fifth-floor offices across from the mailroom.
The wing sports a modern white and lime green décor unlike any other area at Haas. It includes eight offices, each accommodating four professional faculty members; three conference rooms, each offering different style of table and chairs; and a large open space with 12 desks ("touch-down stations) for use by 44 professional faculty, each of whom teaches one course at Haas. The wing also features shiny white lockers for the faculty assigned to the touch-down stations.
The goals of the remodel were to improve office conditions for professional faculty, cluster professional faculty to help foster collaboration and communication, and free up space in the faculty building for ladder-track faculty to support hiring and research goals.