Kellogg Magazine  |  Spring 2017



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LEADING BRAVELY into a new era
Global Hub Opening Completes Plan for Transformation
  • Vision to Reality: Detail of the Global Hub’s east terrace
  • Stunning perspective of the entrance to the 415,000-square-foot Global Hub
  • Dean Sally Blount delivers remarks to attendees during the ribbon cutting ceremony in the Collaboration Plaza on March 3, 2017.
  • The Montag Vista overlooks Lake Michigan to the east and the Chicago skyline to the south.
  • Classrooms are equipped with the latest audiovisual capabilities and new learning technologies.
  • The Montag Vista’s outdoor plaza
  • Galvin Family Design Wing and Levy Entrepreneurship Studio – dedicated space for hands-on experiential learning
  • Designed for maximum adaptability, classrooms can be configured so that flat rooms convert to tiered lecture-style rooms.
  • The Faculty Summit consists of a two-story atrium with a piazza in the center designed to encourage partnership between faculty from various disciplines.
  • Students convene on the Spanish Steps in the Collaboration Plaza, the heart of the Global Hub.
  • The White Auditorium offers stunning views to the east and south, while accommodating seated dinners and receptions as well as conferences and panel discussions.
  • The eco-friendly Global Hub features 6,000 LED lights to illuminate its spaces.

Seven years ago, Kellogg launched a bold plan for transformation. With that plan, Kellogg invested deeply in facilities, faculty and staff; rebalanced its degree portfolio and enriched its curriculum; broadened its global presence and increased outreach to the world’s best students; all while strengthening its distinctive brand and culture.

Now, the transformation is complete with the long-awaited opening of the Global Hub — 415,000-square-feet of fluid space to build community, incubate ideas and inspire learning. The Global Hub opens the door, literally, to a new era of business builders, thinkers and innovators who will shape the practice of business for the 21st century. “With the success of our 7-Year Plan, culminating in the opening of the Global Hub, we have cemented Kellogg’s legacy for generations to come,” said Dean Sally Blount ’92.

More than a building, this visually stunning space affirms and expands Kellogg’s “DNA,” redefining and distinguishing the institution at the forefront of business education.

  The Two-Atrium Design
The Two-Atrium Design

KPMB Architects was the only firm that offered an innovative approach to the traditional multistory atrium in its design. Instead of one towering space, KPMB stacked two atriums to define specific spaces.

On the ground floor is the three-story Collaboration Plaza, which creates a great hall with numerous places for gathering and conversing. But its wood ceiling is deceptive to those who venture no further.

Atop the Collaboration Plaza is the two-story Faculty Summit piazza, which encourages cross-disciplinary teamwork — as well as informal discussion around the coffee bar. (The “house brew” of the Global Hub, chosen by students, is from Chicago-based roaster Intelligentsia.)

Each atrium is surrounded by windows, showcasing views of Lake Michigan and capturing natural light.