Gensler Earns Top Marks for Its Artful Business School at the University of Kansas

The Gensler-designed University of Kansas School of Business in Lawrence features Sol LeWitt’s acrylic mural. Photography by Garrett Rowland.

Weathering steel clads the auditorium. Photography by Garrett Rowland.

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Bernhardt Design: Table

Arper: Side Chairs

Lievore Altherr Molina’s chairs sit in the atrium. Photography by Garrett Rowland.

Its stadium seating is a nexus between the building’s student and faculty wings. Photography by Garrett Rowland.

The wings connect on all four levels. Photography by Garrett Rowland.

A balcony is ipe. Photography by Garrett Rowland.

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Izzy+: Lectern

FilzFelt: Acoustical Panels

USG Corporation: Ceiling Tile

Arte: Wall Covering

KI: Seating

Seating 350, the partially below-grade auditorium doubles as a tornado shelter. Photography by Garrett Rowland.

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Castilleja: Custom Table

3M Architectural Markets: Frosted Film

Teknion: Stools

Stools by Alessandro Piretti gather in a meeting area. Photography by Garrett Rowland.

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Bernhardt Design: Tables

Allied Tile: Floor Tile

Formica: Paneling

Armstrong: Ceiling Tile

Stylex: Chairs

Chairs in a faculty lounge are by Brad Ascalon Studio NYC. Photography by Garrett Rowland.

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Coalesse: Tables

Stylex: Chairs

Weathering steel was CNC-cut for the atrium staircase’s balustrades. The café is tucked below. Photography by Garrett Rowland.

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Facade panels of precast concrete. Photography by Garrett Rowland.

Designed by KU architecture students for the atrium, benches in walnut and powder-coated aluminum. Photography by Garrett Rowland.

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Cumberland Furniture: Side Table

Ikea: Lamp

Hans Wegner’s chair in the dean’s suite. Photography by Garrett Rowland.

An interactive flip wall. Photography by Garrett Rowland.

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Johnsonite: Stair Surfacing

Rubber on the atrium stairs. Photography by Garrett Rowland.

Janet Davidson-Hues’s art installation in an incubator. Photography by Garrett Rowland.

Professor emeritus Robert Wright’s oils on canvas. Photography by Garrett Rowland.

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Howe: Modular Seating

A student lounge with modular seating by Mohoni Studio. Photography by Garrett Rowland.

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Howe: Modular Seating

LED fixtures on the stair’s underside. Photography by Garrett Rowland.

The student wing’s curtain wall allows for unobstructed views of the field house where the Jayhawks play basketball. Photography by Garrett Rowland.

Pathways are concrete. Photography by Garrett Rowland.

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Benches by Jenn Kuca accompany the LeWitt mural. Photography by Garrett Rowland.

A reception desk in walnut and felt welcomes the dean’s visitors. Photography by Garrett Rowland.

The flip wall is installed outside the auditorium. Photography by Garrett Rowland.

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Bernhardt Design: Sofas, Café Tables

Arper: Side Chairs

KI: Whiteboard

Bensen: Lounge Chairs

Haworth: Task Chairs, Conference Table

Halcon: High Tables

Hightower: Tide Table

Incubator furniture includes a pair of Jang Won Yoon’s high-backed sofas. Photography by Garrett Rowland.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Photography by Garrett Rowland.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Photography by Garrett Rowland.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Photography by Garrett Rowland.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Photography by Garrett Rowland.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Photography by Garrett Rowland.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Photography by Garrett Rowland.

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