Photo/Video Advisory: Marquette to host topping-off ceremony for new business building

Oct. 27, 2021

Rendering of The New Home of Marquette Business and Innovation LeadershipMILWAUKEE — Marquette University and Findorff will host a brief topping-off ceremony to recognize the placement of the final steel beam for the new home for Marquette Business on Friday, Oct. 29, at 11 a.m. at the construction site on the corner of 16th St. and Wisconsin Ave.

Lora Strigens, vice president for planning and facilities management, and representatives from Findorff will offer brief remarks. Rev. Ron Bieganowski, S.J., chaplain for the College of Business Administration, will bless the beam.

Media interested in attending the event and getting footage inside the job site must RSVP by midday on Thursday, Oct. 27, by contacting Kevin Conway at (414) 202-9329 or at Media that do not RSVP will be able to attend, but will be restricted to filming outside the job site.

Date, time and location:

  • Friday, Oct. 29, at 11 a.m.
  • Construction site for the new home for Marquette Business; corner of 16th St. and Wisconsin Ave.

About the new home for Marquette Business and innovation leadership programs
Marquette’s newest academic facility is built for the future with maximum flexibility and state-of-the-art, globally connective technology, anchoring the west gateway to campus.

The four-story building design is being led by Strigens and her team, in partnership with architectural firms BNIM of Kansas City and Milwaukee-based Workshop Architects. Findorff is constructing the building, which will feature an open atrium, collaborative classrooms, lab and study spaces, as well as an event space for the Milwaukee business community, bringing together thought leaders from across the region.

In addition, plans call for a café, areas for programmatic centers of excellence, including an EMBA Center, and faculty offices. The facility’s first floor is designed to provide wraparound student support, including centralized advising with a Student Success Center and a Business Career Center. The new facility will also house innovation leadership programs, and its proximity to Marquette’s Opus College of Engineering offers opportunities to pair faculty experts and students within the two academic disciplines.

About Kevin Conway

Kevin Conway

Kevin is the associate director for university communication in the Office of University Relations. Contact Kevin at (414) 288-4745 or