Haas School Construction Update

Painting of the Haas School building has been finished, and the new Koret Interactive Learning Center is on track to be ready for use in the spring semester.

Crews spent the summer putting a fresh coat of paint on the Haas School building and completed final touchups last week, according to Gerardo Campos, manager, facilities and building operations.

Meanwhile, construction crews are expected to complete the Koret classroom and two breakout rooms so that it's ready for use in the spring semester. The new air-conditioned, 70-seat classroom will be equipped with state-of-the-art video conferencing, dual-screen projectors, a document reader, extensive white boards, and a high-tech lectern with touch-screen controls.

The project also includes two breakout rooms with 65-inch display screens; electrical and cable access in the table; and cameras to record class sessions, mock interviews, and presentations. The project is funded in part by a $1.5 million grant from the Koret Foundation, a private philanthropic organization created by the estates of Joseph and Stephanie Koret, founders of the Koret of California sportswear line.

Haas has added new suit lockers for the Full-time MBA Program to replace the lockers removed as part of the Koret project. The Xlab has moved to S460 to make space for the Koret classroom.

In a separate project, the conference room in S518 has been converted to office space. A new conference room in S242 in the library is now available in place of S518 for group meetings. About 50 new rolling chairs with adjustable arms and height also recently arrived in the library to replace broken wooden chairs.