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East Academic Building

Address: 545 Garden Ave.

Grand opening: March 28, 2012color photo of the east academic building

94,323 square feet

Tallest point measured in feet: 62

31 classrooms, 10 labs, 48 offices

Cost: $29 million

Architect: Robert A.M. Stern, dean of the Yale School of Architecture

Certified LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) level gold: August 2013


The primary tenant of the East Academic Building is the George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology. The business and management program was at one time housed in the Visual Arts building. until it moved to the Sverdrup Complex in 1988.



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