Transforming Business

Since our founding in 1919, the Culverhouse College of Business at The University of Alabama has provided a rigorous, hands-on learning environment that prioritizes personal growth and professional achievement. Our 50,000-plus alumni have gone on to make extraordinary and transformative contributions both in the business world and in their communities. The College’s premier academics correspond with a research and outreach engine that informs government policy, improves disadvantaged communities and supports job growth within the region.

As we prepare to celebrate our centennial, we are also at a pivotal moment. Enrollment in the College has reached record levels, with a commensurate increase in faculty and staff. This growth is expected to continue, and as a result, we are running out of room. We will soon break ground for a state-of-the-art building that will house education, research and collaboration rooms. The next hundred years and the next chapter of our history depend on us having the physical resources necessary to educate top students, hire the best faculty and provide the spaces where work gets done. To do so, we need your support.


Dean’s Message

Dean Palan

As the Culverhouse College of Business at The University of Alabama prepares to celebrate our centennial, we reflect on where we are as an institution and the changes that have brought us to this point.You may be familiar with the record growth on the UA campus. In the fall of 2017, more than 9,000 students elected to study at Culverhouse. In order to continue to uphold our mission and our current strategic plan, we must make an investment in a new building, which will be named Hewson Hall thanks to the generosity of alumna Marillyn A. Hewson and her husband James. As a gateway to the western edge of UA, it will embody the classic architectural aesthetic seen around campus. However, this high-tech building will allow us to continue making huge impacts on the world around us through modern collaboration spaces, scalable offices and common areas designed to foster engagement.

I am thrilled to share with you our plans to transform our legacy. Please, go on and take a look. We think you’ll like what you see.

Thank you and Roll Tide,
Dean Kay M. Palan


Marillyn and James Hewson

With a gift of $15 million to the College of Business Building Campaign, Marillyn A. Hewson, chairman, president and CEO of Lockheed Martin Corp., and her husband, James, are transforming the future of business at The University of Alabama. The Hewsons are both graduates of the University. Marillyn Hewson is a two-time graduate of the University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s in economics. She is also a member of the Culverhouse College of Business Board of Visitors as well as a member of UA’s President’s Cabinet. James holds a bachelor’s degree in communications.In addition to leading Lockheed Martin, Marillyn Hewson has served on numerous boards and currently sits on the board of directors of DowDuPont, the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation, the Board of Governors of the USO, the board of directors of Catalyst, and the executive committee of the Aerospace Industries Association and The Business Roundtable.

Hewsons

About the Project

Hewson Hall will be a transformative addition to the Culverhouse College of Business, establishing a new heart for the College that is on par with the very best business school facilities in the country. It will be a place that gives students the space to create and collaborate and faculty the room to conduct innovative research.

The 108,000-square-foot building is centered around a three-story atrium — a light-filled, dynamic space that is designed to connect faculty, staff and students.

Building off the success of the Marillyn A. Hewson Data Analytics Lab and the Vulcan Value Partners Research Library and Trading Room — two learning and research spaces located in Bidgood Hall — Hewson Hall will include ample room for similar labs where students will gain critical career skills while working on hands-on, real-world projects.


Opportunities

Ground Floor Layout

Ground Floor

Large Lecture Hall
$2.5 Million

Plaza and Garden
$1 Million

Lecture Hall
$500,000

Pre-Function Space
$500,000

 

Cluster Classroom
$300,000

North Corridor
$100,000

South Corridor
$100,000

Green Room
$50,000

 

Team Room (5 available)
$50,000

Vestibule (2 available)
$25,000

First Floor

First Floor

Atrium/Commons
$5 Million

Café and Café Terrace
$1 Million

Vestibule/Lobby
$1 Million

Flex Classroom (combined)
$750,000

 

Classroom (2 available)
$250,000

Case Classroom (3 available)
$250,000

Scale Up Classroom
$250,000

Large Team Classroom
$250,000

 

SW Commons
$150,000

Team Room (14 available)
$50,000

IT Room
$25,000

 

Second Floor

Second Floor

Study/Exhibit Room & Terrace
$1 Million

East Commons & Terrace
$750,000

West Overlook/Reception
$500,000

Board Style Classroom (2 available)
$250,000

 

Large Team Classroom (2 available)
$250,000

Cluster Classroom (4 available)
$250,000

Large Board Classroom
$250,000

Alumni Workroom
$50,000

 

Conference Room
$50,000

Small Team Room (12 available)
$25,000

 

Third Floor

Third Floor

Executive Boardroom & Overlook
$1 Million

West Overlook
$100,000

Conference Room (2 available)
$50,000

Faculty Lounge
$50,000

 

Nook (10 available)
$35,000

Office (57 available)
$30,000

Kitchen & Coffee Space
$25,000

Mother’s Room
$25,000

 

Graduate & PhD Office (7 available)
$15,000


Cutaway

Floor Plans and Renderings

PDFs: Ground Floor | Ground Floor – Lecture Hall | First Floor | Second Floor | Third Floor