The Learning Commons is a physical manifestation of the Wisconsin School of Business brand—Together Forward—and a space to foster the behaviors associated with it: trustworthy, progressive, inspiring, and collaborative.
The Wisconsin School of Business’s Learning Commons opened in May 2018, transforming the center of Grainger Hall into a new space for collaboration, inspiration, and innovation.
The renovation marks a dramatic difference from how the previous Business Library and Huber Computer Lab looked and functioned. While the previous space was comparatively dark and static in functionality, the new Learning Commons is designed to be open, bright, and flexible for current and future use. Unifying three floors in the core of Grainger Hall, the Learning Commons connects two wings into a visible heart of the building.
The Learning Commons encourages active learning, employs forward-looking technology, integrates artwork and better aesthetics, and promotes a sense of community. It’s a space meant to be experienced and celebrated.
Picture here what a reimagined business education looks like.
The photo gallery features many before and after images of the Learning Commons. On desktop and tablet devices, slide the scroll bar to see the difference this renovation has made.