Rawls Hall opening
Rawls Hall, located on the corner of Grant and State streets, is connected to the Krannert Building by means of a skywalk and a tunnel, which is under construction. Krannert School alumnus Jerry S. Rawls, CEO of Finisar Corp., a Silicon Valley optical networking company, made the lead $10 milliion gift for the privately financed building. Rawls Hall, which received an architectural design award from Architectural Portfolio, will be dedicated on Oct. 2.
Jerry S. Rawls Hall, the addition to the Krannert School of Management, is open for business fall semester. Faculty members are moving in, and workers are putting the finishing touches on the $35 million, 128,000 square-foot, four-story building. Rawls Hall, which is technologically state-of-the-art with Internet- and videoconference-enabled classrooms, also is equipped with wireless access points throughout the building. (Purdue News Service photos/David Umberger)