The Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship (JJCBE) received a $25 million gift from MSU alumnus Jake Jabs last fall. A portion of that gift will be used to construct a new building. With the assistance of Comma-Q Architecture of Bozeman and Hennebery Eddy Architects of Portland, the college and the university are actively planning what the new building will look like on the outside and inside.
Comma-Q's CoB project page will have comprehensive information from planning sessions, meetings and renderings concerning the new building as well as a place for you to submit your questions, comments and concerns.
March: Jake Jabs visits MSU and stops by the new building site.
January: An updated photo on the progress of the building - January 2014
Number of geothermal wells drilled: 26 of 52 have been completed to date
4,875 lbs of glass have been collected to be recycled into fly ash and recycled glass countertops and backsplashes for the building.
November: Comma-Q's blogpost and photos - the Z dimension
August: The construction is moving along...photo and article in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle.
June: The sod busters have been busily flattening the ground in preparation for the geothermal well field. Click here for Comma-Q's blogpost and video.
May: Groundbreaking! May 3, 2013
October: Presentation of the JJCBE building design (10-9-2012)
Proposed Interior and Exterior of the Building (43 MB)
July: One building design was presented to the College and the public with various interior space layouts (7-18-2012).
June: Three models and designs were presented to the College and the public (6-18-2012).
Minutes from the 6-18-2012 Open Forum.
May: Sustainability Charette - 5-24-2012
The JJCBE team came together with interested campus stakeholders and talked sustainability - concepts, products, attitudes, LEED scorecards and much more are summarized here.
April: Site Selection - Future building site to be "north of Wilson"
MSU announced on Friday, April 13 that the $18-million JJCBE building will be constructed in the northeast section of campus.The building site is north of Wilson Hall, home of the university’s College of Letters and Science, east of one of the campus’ newest facilities, the Chemistry and Biochemistry Building built in 2006, and about 500 feet north of Montana Hall, the campus’ iconic administrative center. For more information, please read the official press release here.
Architectural programming, to identify the types and sizes of spaces, should be completed by May and schematic design, which begins to establish the actual building layout and appearance, should be completed by August 2012. The final construction drawings should be completed in March 2013 so that construction could begin immediately following the 2013 Montana Legislature. Final completion and occupancy is set for early 2015!
Minutes from the 3-21-2012 Open Forum.
Minutes from the 2-22-2012 Open Forum. Minutes from the 2-23-2012 Open Forum.
March: UFPB Meeting re: Site Selection (3-22-2012 in the SUB)
2-2-2012: Some photos from Day 2 Open Forum
KBZK Video Interview: click here.
February: Business School Tours & Architectural Inspiration
For inspiration from other cutting edge Colleges of Business as well as unique company spaces, representatives have been researching facilities such as Stanford and Nike, and will be looking at some local business facilities as well. Photos can be found here.
Video montage of some inspirational university and business spaces:
As a part of the MSU JJCBE spring retreat, conversations regarding teaching/learning spaces and what the JJCBE hopes to accomplish in the future were discussed. A video montage from the retreat can be seen below:
January: JJCBE Spring Retreat - Planning Sessions: