Yale School of Management cut the proverbial ribbon of its ultra-modern new campus Thursday, and the business school is hosting a three-day conference on the major trends transforming markets and organizations around the world to celebrate the opening of Edward P Evans Hall.
Designed by the architectural firm Foster + Partners, the 242,000-square-foot glass building is named for Yale alumnus Edward P. Evans, who contributed $50 million to the project and died less than two weeks after the announcement of the gift.
Yale professor of management Stan J. Garstka tells the New Haven Register that the theme of the building, evidenced by its architecture, is transparency. “No matter where you are, you can see what’s going on somewhere else. We want the world to see what we’re doing.”
With this new campus, class size will increase to about 300 students from the current 235 students, which will make the school even more attractive to recruiters while still preserving the close-knit feel that is the hallmark of the Yale MBA experience.
The school’s three days of opening ceremonies will feature panelists from companies and organizations that include Time Warner, China Petro Chemical, PepsiCo, Evercore Partners, The Pew Charitable Trusts, the Council on Foreign Relations and the Federal Reserve.
Live video of conference events will be available on the Yale School of Management website, som.yale.edu