Joseph W. Luter School of Business
Christopher Newport University,
Newport News, Virginia
GLAVÉ & HOLMES ARCHITECTURE (G&HA) was selected to design Christopher Newport University’s (CNU) Luter School of Business. In addition to housing the Business School, the 135,000-square-foot academic building houses teaching and research space for a number of undergraduate programs. The building is home to the Accounting, Finance, Economics, Management, Marketing, Leadership, American Studies, Computer Science, Physics, Engineering, Mathematics, and Social Work Departments, and provides appropriate space for the MS degree in Applied Physics and Computer Science. Luter Hall provides state-of-the-art laboratories, technology-rich classrooms, student study areas, and faculty offices in an environment that simulates the business world. It includes spaces designed to promote community and learning, to support special programs such as recruiting functions and student presentations, and to offer seminars and lectures to large groups by notable speakers.
The architecture of the new building reflects the University’s mission of academic excellence, leadership, and service. A Neo-Georgian aesthetic with civic proportions predominates the latest campus construction and is continued in Luter Hall. Collaborating with G&HA on this project was the Atlanta-based firm of Lord Aeck Sargent, who served as the programming and interior architecture consultant.