Photo/Video Advisory: Marquette Business to host Media Day for opening of O’Brien Hall, Jan. 18

Jan. 12, 2023

O'Brien HallMILWAUKEE — Media are invited to attend a tour of the recently completed Dr. E. J. and Margaret O’Brien Hall, home of Marquette Business and innovation leadership programs, on Wednesday, Jan. 18, from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Media will have the opportunity to see the completed facility, which opened its doors to students on Tuesday, Jan. 17, and conduct interviews with university and college leaders involved in the development of the facility.

Date, time and location:

  • Wednesday, Jan. 18, from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Dr. E. J. and Margaret O’Brien Hall, 1530 W. Wisconsin Ave.

Photo/video/interview opportunities:

  • Tim Hanley, Keyes Dean of the College of Business Administration
  • Lora Strigens, vice president for planning and facilities management
  • Tim McMahon, vice president for university advancement
  • Dr. David Clark, executive associate dean and professor of economics in the College of Business Administration

*Please note: To attend, media must contact Kevin Conway at (414) 202-9329 or at

O’Brien Hall Facts

  • The $60 million, 109,000 square-foot facility will be the largest fully donor-funded construction project in university history.
  • Builder: J.H. Findorff & Son Inc.
  • Designers: BNIM, Workshop Architects, GRAEF
  • The new building features up to 17 classroom spaces across four levels. Each classroom is equipped with technology to accommodate in-person, virtual or hybrid learning.
  • A new Brew café makes its home on the first floor of O'Brien Hall.
  • There are 12 dedicated meeting rooms throughout the building reserved for student and faculty use.
  • Unique working and learning spaces
    • Baird Applied Investment Management Lab — Home to AIM, the college’s marquee investment and financial technology program.
    • Deloitte Foundation Innovation Lab & Pitch Pit — This space gives students an area to present ideas to faculty or partner companies and organizations
    • Board room — Students can present information in an environment modeled after a modern-day corporate board room.
    • Recording studio — A nearly soundproof room equipped with lighting, cameras and a green screen for recording lectures or presentations.

About Marquette University

Marquette University is a Catholic, Jesuit university located near the heart of downtown Milwaukee that offers a comprehensive range of majors in 11 nationally and internationally recognized colleges and schools. Through the formation of hearts and minds, Marquette prepares our 11,100 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and professional students to lead, excel and serve as agents of positive change. And, we deliver results. Ranked in the top 20% of national universities, Marquette is recognized for its undergraduate teaching, innovation and career preparation as the sixth-best university in the country for job placement. Our focus on student success and immersive, personalized learning experiences encourages students to think critically and engage with the world around them. When students graduate with a Marquette degree, they are truly prepared and called to Be The Difference.

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