Quinn Evans is thrilled to join representatives from Coppin State University (CSU), the Charles Schwab Foundation, and Schwab Advisor Services to mark a historic milestone today for the ribbon-cutting of the new College of Business building—an addition to the institution's West North Avenue Campus.
The $45.8 million, 62,000 square foot transformation of the former Percy Julian Science Building into the College of Business and Graduate Studies extends CSU’s role as an educational anchor and resource to the West Baltimore Community. The ribbon-cutting ceremony is a momentous occasion strengthening CSU’s commitment to innovative education, student success, and community engagement.
Today’s grand opening is part of a new chapter of transformation and renewal at Coppin State University and in West Baltimore. We continue building upon the strong foundation laid in 1900, by giving students 21st century facilities that match the quality of their 21st century education.
-Anthony L. Jenkins, Coppin State University President
“As an anchor institution, Coppin State is committed to moving our global economy forward and fostering economic and social mobility, by helping our future leaders, entrepreneurs, and resilient change agents realize their full potential, through education, real-world experiences, and relationships with partners like the Charles Schwab Foundation and Schwab Financial Services,” said Coppin State University President Anthony L. Jenkins.
The contemporary structure is the first major building project on the historically Black university campus since 2015, and the fourth project in a more than 10-year relationship between Quinn Evans and CSU. Acting as a new gateway to the University along North Avenue, the expanded and renovated College of Business creates a strong, positive, and welcoming statement about CSU’s educational values.
Over the past decade, our enduring partnership with Coppin State University has been a source of inspiration, fostering mutual trust and collaboration. Today, we celebrate the completion of the College of Business, our most recent collaborative effort to transform an underutilized campus building into a dynamic learning environment that advances the University's unique vision and identity.
-Joe Cellucci, AIA, Principal in Charge for Coppin State University College of Business
The Quinn Evans and Goody Clancy team’s design for the upgraded facility features flexible, active learning environments including state-of-the-art classrooms and labs, specialized computer labs, an innovation studio complete with 3D printers and VR, an executive board room, and consumer education and small business resource centers for student led community business partnerships. The building is thoughtfully designed to enhance student life, offering individual and group breakout spaces, informal lounges, and indoor and outdoor gathering spaces.
Read more on the ribbon-cutting ceremony here.