The New Lehigh Business Innovation Building

internal rendering of classroom
Artist rendering of planned "in the round" classroom.

Opening in fall 2022 the new, 74,000 square foot Lehigh Business Innovation Building at the northwest corner of Taylor Street and Packer Avenue will provide much needed additional and modern space.  The facility will add to the footprint of the Rauch Business Center and include:

  • Flexible, tech-supported classrooms
  • Collaborative meeting and project spaces for students
  • Expanded Bosland Financial Services Lab
  • Dedicated Rauch Center for Business Communications
  • Home to the Vistex Institute for Executive Learning and Research
  • New Behavioral Research Lab
  • Home to the new Lehigh Business Ventures Lab

You’re invited to be a part of this exciting and important project!

With a gift or pledge of $10,000 or more before August 31, 2022, you’ll be part of this once in a lifetime opportunity and be recognized for your support in the lobby of the new building!

Lehigh Business boasts a powerful community of alumni and friends who understand its impact and care deeply about its success. We are at a moment when you can:

  • Impact student success — The new Lehigh Business Innovation Building will impact student success by creating a learning environment where business and technology converge.
  • Help define the future of Lehigh Business — Join your classmates and colleagues in this monumental moment and help define the future of the college with a gift to the Business Innovation Building.

“This new building will not only allow us to expand — it will give us the opportunity to teach in innovative and technologically sophisticated classrooms.”

-Georgette Chapman Phillips, Kevin L. and Lisa A. Clayton Dean of the College of Business

Make Your One-Time Gift

For a multi-year pledge or more information, contact Jim Mann or Nicole Rogai (listed below).

Other Gift Opportunities

A number of gift opportunities also remain available in association with classrooms, offices and meeting rooms. For information on these spaces, please contact: Jim Mann, director of development, jam508@lehigh.edu, 610-758-5689 or Nicole Rogai, associate director of development, nir322@lehigh.edu, 610-758-5585.

By the Numbers

Since the opening of Rauch in 1991, the College of Business has had:

100%
Increase in the college’s interdisciplinary majors
43%
Increase in the college's undergraduate enrollment
38%
Increase in the college's business faculty

Live Construction Cameras

Watch the building grow!

"This New Business Building" Video Series

New videos will be shared as construction milestones occur. Stay tuned!
Dean Georgette C. Phillips and Ryan Ray

Episode 8 - Glass

Ryan Ray, project manager for Entrance Systems, Inc., discusses the 22,000 square feet of glass on the exterior of the new building.

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Dean Georgette Phillips and Tom Gehringer

Episode 7 - Roof

Tom Gehringer, president of The Gehringer Corporation, our building's roofing contractor, explains what makes up the 23,000 square foot roof including the two green spaces.

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Learn About the New Business Building

Watch the videos below to learn more or view the entire video playlist.

New Lehigh Business Building Will Have the Tools Students Need

Jeffrey Bosland '88, '22P, Lehigh trustee and Bosland Financial Services Lab donor talks about how business' ever increasing dependency on technology drives the need for the new Lehigh Business building.

New Lehigh Business Building is Built for Lifelong Learning

McKay Price, Webster A. Collins and Murray H. Goodman Chair in Real Estate Finance and associate professor talks about how Lehigh Business determined that a new business building was necessary and is designed to accommodate lifelong learning.

Jeffrey Bosland '88, '22P Talks About the Importance of Giving Back

Jeffrey Bosland '88, '22P, Lehigh trustee and Bosland Financial Services Lab Donor talks about the significance of Lehigh in his life as a first generation student and how important it is to support Lehigh so that it will continue to grow.

New Lehigh Business Building Sits at the Intersection of Business & Technology

Georgette Chapman Phillips, the Kevin L. and Lisa A. Clayton Dean of the College of Business talks about how the new Lehigh Business building is a physical expression of the college's aspiration to be at the intersection of business and technology.