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New Center of Business
Leavey School of Business
Named for venture capitalist Donald L. Lucas, the new building for the Leavey School of Business offers the latest educational technological advancements paired with a curriculum that emphasizes global responsibility, ethics, and social justice.
With videoconferencing-ready classrooms, wireless Internet access, and 16 team project rooms, the 86,000 square-foot, $49 million, three-story building opened in fall 2008.
The building is named after Silicon Valley venture capitalist Donald L. Lucas, whose leadership has included stints on the boards of directors of National Semiconductor, Oracle, Cadence Design Systems, Macromedia, and several others. Lucas donated the initial $15 million to help SCU launch the building's capital campaign.
"With the rapid expansion in many industries, Silicon Valley needs strong business leaders more than ever,'' said Lucas, who is also the father of two SCU alumni. "With this facility, Santa Clara University will be able to continue its leadership in educating top-notch, globally minded executives.''
Many Bay Area technology companies and foundations also contributed to Lucas Hall. Among the local and national contributors:
Reflecting Santa Clara University's commitment to green and sustainable building, Lucas Hall was built using national Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) guidelines to reduce energy consumption. It also features dozens of energy-efficiency measures, including dual-switched and motion-sensitive lights; energy-optimized heating and air conditioning; and recycled and recyclable chairs.