Lehigh University Expands Rauch School of Business

Published 6-25-2021
  • Lehigh University - Rauch School of Business Learning Center
  • Lehigh University - Rauch School of Business Learning Center
  • Lehigh University - Rauch School of Business Learning Center
  • Lehigh University - Rauch School of Business Learning Center
  • Lehigh University - Rauch School of Business Learning Center
  • Lehigh University - Rauch School of Business Learning Center
  • Lehigh University - Rauch School of Business Learning Center

    Courtesy of Voith & Mactavish Architects.

  • Lehigh University - Rauch School of Business Learning Center

    Courtesy of Voith & Mactavish Architects.

  • Lehigh University - Rauch School of Business Learning Center

    Courtesy of Voith & Mactavish Architects.

  • Lehigh University - Rauch School of Business Learning Center

    Courtesy of Voith & Mactavish Architects.

  • Lehigh University - Rauch School of Business Learning Center

    Courtesy of Voith & Mactavish Architects.

  • Lehigh University - Rauch School of Business Learning Center

    Courtesy of Voith & Mactavish Architects.

Lehigh University is expanding the Rauch School of Business with the construction of a $38.2 million facility in Bethlehem, Pa. Designed by Voith & Mactavish Architects, the 74,000-sf structure will provide technology-rich environments for interactive learning and discovery. Sited adjacent to the Rauch Business Center, the three-story, four-floor building will house the Vistex Institute for Executive Learning and Research, the Bosland Financial Services Lab, the Rauch Media and Communications Lab, a behavioral lab, a data analytics lab, and a business innovation and incubation center. Classrooms with moveable walls will offer multimodal functionality by accommodating simulations, hackathons, and case study presentations. Integrated remote instruction technologies will provide expanded access to the facility's dynamic teaching and research spaces to support online and hybrid learning models. LEED Silver sustainable design certification will be sought for the project, which will include a green roof. Construction began in April of 2021 and occupancy is expected in fall of 2022.