The Robert W. and Patricia A. Maurer Center will include the renovation of Hanna Hall and a 50,000 square-foot addition. This state-of-the art facility will serve as the gateway to the academic core of the BGSU campus, along the Wooster Street corridor.


The William F. and Peggy L. Schmeltz Atrium will be the premier gathering space for educational and networking events for faculty, staff, students and business professionals. Students will have the opportunity to engage with business leaders during various symposiums and conferences focusing on areas such as leadership, analytics, innovation and entrepreneurship.


The atrium will also house the College’s outstanding student service areas named in memory of Sister Mary Noreen Gray.

The main gateway to the Maurer Center, the Riedl Courtyard, will offer an outdoor meeting space perfect for small events and gatherings. Various conference, collaboration and meeting rooms will also provide accessible and functional space for students, faculty, staff, business partners and the community.


The new facility will feature state-of-the-art laboratories and classrooms designed to engage students in an immersive, active learning style.  The classrooms will facilitate discovery-based learning rather than traditional lectures.


The Michael R. and Mary Lee McGranaghan Dean's Suite will support the development and education of 21st century business leaders and entrepreneurs.  

The Centers and Institutes Suite will feature the Paul J. Hooker Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, office and meeting space for the Business Analytics Center, the Risk Management Institute, the Supply Chain Institute and the Center for Regional Development.