"This is an exciting and critically important project for not just our University, but also the City of Reno. The goal of this project is to catalyze the area with University-induced uses to create a vibrant, safe, and secure mixed-use area highlighting the relationship between the University and the City. Leadership for both the City and our University have both seen the clear benefits of a more diversified, knowledge- and innovation-based economy."
- University President Brian Sandoval
The project, which includes a state-of-the-art College of Business and an adjacent hospitality/conference venue, will create a physical link between the University and downtown Reno and catalyze growth for the region.
The five-story, 128,000 square-foot College of Business will provide a full range of spaces tailored to best practices in modern business education, including: a 300-seat auditorium, advanced technology labs, case-method optimized teaching spaces, a café/social space, team meeting spaces and collaboration zones, faculty and administrative offices, a landscaped courtyard, outdoor plazas, and a mix of student and community outreach programs that foster entrepreneurship and innovation. Edgemoor is financing the project through a lease-leaseback structure, which allows the University to preserve debt capacity for other needs.