COLLEGE STATION, TX – Skanska, one of the world’s leading construction and development firms, announced it has reached a significant milestone on Texas A&M University’s campus with the steel topping out of the new Mays Business School Wayne Roberts ’85 Building. To celebrate the topping out, teams signed the steel beam used to top out the structure and erected and placed the final beam on the northeast corner of the building near Olsen Blvd.
Once complete, the Wayne Roberts ’85 Building will serve as the centerpiece of the new Business Education Complex, boasting a four-story, 82,500 square-foot facility offering the latest technology, a grand atrium, café, flexible learning studios, collaboration and huddle spaces, Collaboration Plaza and the Center for Executive Development, which offers services and support to executives from organizations across the globe.
“We are thrilled with our partnership with Skanska and all that they are doing to construct a state-of-the-art facility that will have an incredible impact on how we recruit, engage and educate students,” said Mays Business School Dean Nate Sharp. “Mays develops business leaders of character that will make a profound impact on our society and economy. With the Wayne Roberts ’85 Building, we now have a preeminent place and a vibrant learning environment to educate at the highest level in the country.”
Construction is expected to be completed at the end of 2024 and open for use in 2025. “Our team is proud to celebrate this important milestone in the creation of the Wayne Roberts ’85 Building and playing a part in how business will be conducted in the future,” said Dennis Yung, Skanska Executive Vice President and General Manager, Houston. “We are excited about the positive impact this will have on Texas A&M and Mays Business School students. As an Aggie alumnus, I am extremely honored to take part in an innovative building initiative that continues to position Mays Business School as one of the best in the nation.”
The Wayne Roberts ’85 Building will become an interdisciplinary gathering place for students on the west campus of Texas A&M University. Click here for a fly-through animation of the Wayne Roberts ’85 Building.