Named for the “father of economics”, the Adam Smith Business School’s aim of developing enlightened, engaged and enterprising graduates who are internationally recognised is given a helping hand from a transformational, state-of-the-art teaching and research building.
The six-storey building ensures the world-leading business school’s postgraduate taught student community has a dedicated space to work across academia, research, innovation and industry – leading to truly world changing outcomes and cementing the University’s position as one of the world’s most progressive and enterprising centres for business.
Organised into three interconnected stacks – for research, collaboration and teaching – we designed the hub to better consolidate postgraduate activities, from independent work to interdisciplinary team challenges. This enhances the business school’s ability to mobilise and capture large-scale funding and research projects.
A reconfigurable space called the Hothouse will host industry-led activities, including entrepreneurial hack-a-thons, workshops, careers events, and student-led societies, offering valuable opportunities to refocus and scale-up the business school’s engagement and networks.
The creation of the new business school is one of five major projects in the first phase of the University’s campus redevelopment.