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You might have noticed some new faces along the walls of Knight Hall and Bauer Hall the past few weeks. Portraits of generous donors whose names grace our buildings, classrooms, and meeting spaces have been hung to honor their commitment to Olin and the University.

photo[3]These are people who care deeply about educating smart and innovative business leaders. We’ve etched their words of advice and their hopes for our mission in stone.

Take a moment to read these words and the bios of these great benefactors. photo 2


We are all beneficiaries of their foresight, hard work, and determination that future generations will have these halls and classrooms to carry on our tradition of excellence in business education.

photoLandscapers, stonemasons, carpenters, and many other workers have been busy putting the finishing touches on Knight Hall and Bauer Hall in preparation for our Dedication weekend festivities.

Learn more about the art of etching names and words of wisdom in stone in this video:




Looking for your class in BH 150? Who moved the Grad student lounge? Where’d the Weston Career Center go?  Here’s a quick guide to help you find your way around Knight Hall (KH) and Bauer Hall (BH). Stop by and see the new Graduate Programs office on Level 3 (Mudd Field level), directly across from the Graduate Student Lounge.

Restrooms, elevators, filtered water dispensers and drinking fountains are located on each level in the northeast corner of Knight Hall.


  • Zimring Classroom (BH150; 60 seat tiered classroom)
  • Ling Classroom (BH160; 80 seat tiered classroom)
  • Emerson Auditorium (KH110) and Auditorium Foyer (KH110B)
  • Frick Forum (KH171)
  • Classrooms for future development (BH110 and BH 130)
  • Ten (10) Group study rooms (BH102, BH151, BH152, BH153, KH182, KH184, KH185, KH191, KH192, KH193)
  • Corridor connection to the Knight Center (KH 190)
  • Corridor connection to student storage lockers (lockers coming Fall 2014)


  • McGinnis Classroom (BH1210 N&S – North & South; flat classroom; can be divided into two)
  • Classroom BH230 (90 seat tiered classroom; will be complete Fall 2014)
  • Classroom BH240 (80 seat tiered classroom)
  • Weston Career Center Student Services (KH210)
  • Weston Career Center Interview Suite (BH250)
  • Weston Career Center Recruiter Lounge (KH282)
  • Eight (8) Group Study Rooms (BH202, BH212, BH223, BH241, BH242, KH291, KH292, KH293)
  • Primary corridor connection to the Knight Center (KH 280)
  • Corridor connection to the Knight Center classrooms 210 and 220 (KH 190)

LEVEL 3 (Mudd Field)

  • Segal Classroom (KH301; flat classroom)
  • Graduate Programs Office (KH310)
  • Graduate Lounge (BH350)
  • Atrium
  • Active Learning Lab (BH330)
  • Café, and Starbucks Coffee
  • Graduate Kitchenette (KH345)
  • Staff Lounge (KH347)


  • Dean’s Suite (BH440)
  • Faculty Offices  (Marketing, Strategy, Organizational Behavior, and Operations Management)
  • Faculty Support
  • Faculty Lounge (KH410)
  • PhD Suite (KH401)


  • Faculty Offices (Marketing, Strategy, Organizational Behavior, and Operations Management)
  • Faculty Seminar Room (BH550)
  • Faculty Meeting Rooms (BH510)
  • PhD Suite (KH501)
  • North Tower Room (KH511)
  • South Tower Room (BH551)

Located on Level 3, the Graduate Lounge houses student mail files, a printer and copier (using student print quota), “Express Lab” terminals, television screens and seating. The former Graduate Lounge in Simon Hall will be open to all Olin students through the Spring 2014 semester. Starting in Fall 2014 it will be the BSBA Lounge.
Located on Level 3 in the northeast corner of Knight Hall, the kitchenette includes a refrigerator, microwaves, and a hot/cold water dispenser.
Student mail files are located in the Graduate Lounge.
A full-service café and Starbucks Coffee will both be fully functional starting Fall 2014. During the Spring 2014 semester, each will have “express”/”grab-n-go” service available.
There are two “Express” computer terminals in the Graduate Lounge , two on Level 2 near the corridor to the Knight Center, and three on Level 1 just inside the Knight Center from the corridor connection. Printers and copiers (using student print quota) are available at each of these three locations, as well.
Group study rooms can be reserved at the touchpads found at the door of each room. They can also be reserved online through your GO account (instructions are found on the General Services Campus Groups page (Reserving Rooms section.) Classroom reservations can be made via email to General Services (services@olin.wustl.edu; further instructions are available on the General Services Campus Groups page.)
Lockers will be available on Level 1 in a corridor between the Knight Center and Knight Hall & Bauer Hall starting Fall 2014.
The closest parking areas to Knight Hall & Bauer Hall are Millbrook and Throop Garages.

Image: Frick Forum and The Atrium by Frank Freeman


On March 17, the new Knight Hall and Bauer Hall will be open for business! To celebrate the first day of classes in the new buildings, we’re having an all-day Housewarming Party starting with coffee and donuts in the morning, green cupcakes and refreshments in the afternoon, and a few surprises throughout the day to welcome the Olin community to our expanded home.

Olin is doubling its footprint on the Danforth Campus with this expansion project. Our community will share four buildings to pursue our passions for teaching, learning, and research. We will have new spaces to collaborate, innovate, celebrate, and bring us together as members of one united Olin.

Renovations of Simon Hall will begin this summer and create a spacious new home for the Undergraduate Programs office, lounge, student clubs, and activities.  All programs will continue to have classes in Simon Hall, as well as in the new buildings. These expanded facilities are a much-needed necessity and welcome gift from generous benefactors.

I am looking forward to showing you the new classrooms, study rooms, and innovative spaces. In the meantime, enjoy this Sneak Preview video with your guides: Harry Bolson, BSBA ’14, Katy Robbins, SMP ’14, Geoffry Nykin, MBA ’15.

Find out how to book a room or cater an event on the new General Services section of CampusGroups. If you can’t find answers there, send questions to: 4Buildings@olin.wustl.edu.

Check the blog, Facebook, and Twitter for more videos and updates in the coming days and weeks.

Have a safe and restful spring break!

Get a sneak peek inside Olin’s two new towers that anchor the business school’s expansion project. The north tower will welcome visitors from Throop Drive to the new Knight Hall and the south tower rises above Mudd Field between the entrance to Bauer Hall and the new Atrium. Frank Freeman is our tour guide in this installment of our Hard Hat video series.

The generosity of George and Carol Bauer is forever etched in stone at the entrance to the new building that bears their name. The stone archway facing Mudd Field will be one of several gateways to the Olin complex currently under construction.

George and Carol Bauer

A $10 million gift from George and Carol Bauer through the Bauer Foundation and a $15 million bequest from Charles F. and Joanne Knight, provided the lead gifts for the 175,000 square foot project.

Bauer Hall and Knight Hall will be united by a soaring glass atrium and provide much needed classroom, office, and meeting space for the business school. The complex will include a 300-seat auditorium, an amphitheater-like Forum, innovative learning labs, and a cafe among other unique features.

The design of the business school complex is a collaboration among two architectural firms, Moore Ruble Yudell, architect-of-record, and Mackey Mitchell Architects, associate architect, and two mechanical engineering firms, Buro Happold and William Tao & Associates. Tarlton Corp. is the construction manager.

Read more about the new buildings on the Building Olin website.


Neither rain, nor snow or sub-freezing temperatures can deter the intrepid construction workers building Olin’s new Bauer Hall and Knight Hall on the Danforth Campus.

As you can see, one side of the roof is on Bauer Hall facing Simon Hall across Mudd Field to the south. The five-story, 90 million dollar expansion project is on schedule and projected to be complete by May 2014.

To follow the progress and see great views of the construction, check out the live webcams on the BUILDING OLIN website.