Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, New Chapman Graduate School of Business is located in Miami, United States. This building is the first of two phases and houses classrooms, administrative offices, a multi-purpose events facility, a 300 seat auditorium and student support spaces that wrap around a generously landscaped courtyard. The courtyard cuts a dramatic diagonal path through the complex, allowing the predominant east/west breezes to filter through.
Linear water features, comprising wall fountains and low basins, draw the visitor toward a grand staircase that recalls structures of pre-Columbian cultures and acknowledges the largely Latin and Hispanic student body. The stair leads to a terrace on the second level. The circulation between the facilities consists of a double height arcade opening onto the courtyard. The classrooms are organized around the courtyard with breakout rooms fronting onto the arcade.