Alan B. Miller Hall, The Mason School of Business
Williamsburg, Virginia, 2009
Miller Hall provides a new 160,000-square-foot home for the Mason School of Business, with state-of-the-art teaching technology in a facility that carries forward the character of the College of William and Mary's Colonial-era architecture. The building's skylit central stair hall leads through the building to a west-facing quadrangle that opens to the College Woods and the renovated Lake Matoaka amphitheater, maintaining a connection to the landscape that has been part of the campus's legacy since the Sunken Garden, the hedge-lined lawn around which historic campus is organized, conceived by Thomas Jefferson. To either side of the central hall on the ground floor are commons rooms and the café; two wings house classrooms and breakout rooms for the school's graduate and undergraduate programs. The stair hall leads up to a major function room on the second floor, where the School's administrative offices are located; the third floor accommodates faculty offices. Miller Hall follows the College's tradition of red brick buildings with a Georgian architectural expression.