A glimpse inside the state-of-the-art Robert W. and Patricia A. Maurer Center

The new home to the Schmidthorst College of Business officially opens its doors this fall

With stunning architecture and state-of-the-art technology, the Robert W. and Patricia A. Maurer Center is among one of the most modern and innovative learning environments for business education in the nation. The building includes high-concept, high-tech learning facilities to encourage active collaboration for future business leaders and entrepreneurs.

Home to the Allen W. and Carol M. Schmidthorst College of Business, the Maurer Center connects the iconic Hanna Hall with a 50,000-square-foot addition that celebrates BGSU's history while incorporating a modern corporate environment.

University photographers Craig Bell, Brad Phalin and Isaiah Vazquez go inside the Maurer Center upon its opening this fall.

Renovations in 2020 successfully combine the historic feel of Hanna Hall and a modern-day environment for the home of the Schmidthorst College of Business as seen in the William F. and Peggy L. Schmeltz Atrium.

Renovations in 2020 successfully combine the historic feel of Hanna Hall and a modern-day environment for the home of the Schmidthorst College of Business as seen in the William F. and Peggy L. Schmeltz Atrium.

Schmidthorst College of Business Dean Ray Braun supervises a part-virtual student ambassador meeting.

Schmidthorst College of Business Dean Ray Braun supervises a part-virtual student ambassador meeting.

Hope Chaffin, a first-year student from Reynoldsburg, Ohio, studies in the Allen A. and Mary D. Green Mezzanine.

Hope Chaffin, a first-year student from Reynoldsburg, Ohio, studies in the Allen A. and Mary D. Green Mezzanine.

A student is silhouetted by University Hall as she walks through the Maurer Center.

A student is silhouetted by University Hall as she walks through the Maurer Center.

 Supply chain management students Quincy Rable (left) from St Mary’s, Ohio, Allison Nevison (right) from Middlefield, Ohio, and Justin Allsop (center), from Findlay, Ohio work on a project in a new collaboration space..

Supply chain management students Quincy Rable (left) from St Mary’s, Ohio, Allison Nevison (right) from Middlefield, Ohio, and Justin Allsop (center), from Findlay, Ohio work on a project in a new collaboration space.

Teagan Carroll, a senior studying exercise science from Sylvania, Ohio, works while the blue glow of her laptop reflects in her glasses.

Teagan Carroll, a senior studying exercise science from Sylvania, Ohio, works while the blue glow of her laptop reflects in her glasses.

Helena Aidoo, a senior accounting and international business major from Columbus, Ohio studies in the Gary D. Benz Family Collaboration Space.

Helena Aidoo, a senior accounting and international business major from Columbus, Ohio studies in the Gary D. Benz Family Collaboration Space.

Cameron Rufus, a senior from Columbus, Ohio, studying finance works on his laptop.

Cameron Rufus, a senior from Columbus, Ohio, studying finance works on his laptop.

Hervin Singh, a graduate student studying financial economics from Dubai, walks through a shaft of sunlight on his way through the Maurer Center.

Hervin Singh, a graduate student studying financial economics from Dubai, walks through a shaft of sunlight on his way through the Maurer Center.

Professor Sri Kolla lectures in his ECET (Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology) 2400 Electric Circuits class.

Professor Sri Kolla lectures in his ECET (Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology) 2400 Electric Circuits class.

    Associate Teaching Professor Katharine Sobota lectures her Labor Economics Class. A student raises his hand with a question in the David and Shirley Levey Classroom.

Associate Teaching Professor Katharine Sobota lectures her Labor Economics Class. A student raises his hand with a question in the David and Shirley Levey Classroom.

Associate Teaching Professor Katharine Sobota lectures her Labor Economics Class. A student raises his hand with a question.

Associate Teaching Professor Katharine Sobota lectures her Labor Economics Class. A student raises his hand with a question.

The Maurer Center’s scrolling news and stock ticker reflects on the glass while A. J. Mahnke, a sophomore finance major from Archbold, Ohio, studies.

The Maurer Center’s scrolling news and stock ticker reflects on the glass while A. J. Mahnke, a sophomore finance major from Archbold, Ohio, studies.

The Mark and Marilyn Eisele Conference Room awaits its next meeting.

The Mark and Marilyn Eisele Conference Room awaits its next meeting.

A Schmidthorst College of Business faculty member is reflected in the balcony glass as he walks through the Maurer Center.

A Schmidthorst College of Business faculty member is reflected in the balcony glass as he walks through the Maurer Center.

Schmidthorst College of Business student ambassadors attend a part-virtual meeting.

Schmidthorst College of Business student ambassadors attend a part-virtual meeting.

Students at work in the EY Entrepreneurship Innovation Lab.

Students at work in the EY Entrepreneurship Innovation Lab.

Michelle Roehl, left, and David Chatfield, far right, give a tour of the Maurer Center to prospective graduate students.

Michelle Roehl, left, and David Chatfield, far right, give a tour of the Maurer Center to prospective graduate students.