Construction of a new office suite in the Business Building began this week to facilitate the department of accounting’s relocation for the fall 2014 semester.
Currently, the department of accounting is located on the third floor of Business Building South, but with plans to move it to the first floor, Tim Todd, dean of the Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business, said it will help create a more business-themed environment.
“We wanted to create a ‘high finance’ and ‘high profile’ for the first floor of the Business Building,” Todd said. “With the State Farm Financial Services Center in Business Building North, we wanted to also do something in Business Building South that would reflect this type of theme.”
He said the new office suite will bring a feel of Wall Street, accounting firms and overall business and be a tremendous addition to the department.
Classrooms used by the department of computer science and information systems had previously been located on the first floor, but were relocated to the fifth floor prior to construction.
Renovation of the first floor will continue through the end of the semester and into the summer and is scheduled to be completed by mid-May.
Todd said he is pleased with the renovations and how the project is moving forward.
Story by Ben Manhanke, Assistant News Editor