Drury University announces new Enterprise Center
14 November 2019

Drury University is moving forward with the first building project of its campus master plan. This new academic building will bolster the interdisciplinary learning and teaching of the Your Drury Fusion academic experience, and it will be the new home of the Breech School of Business and other academic disciplines.

Cooper Robertson has been chosen to design the three-story, 54,772-square-foot Enterprise Center which will house business and political science academic programs, as well as high-tech student collaborative spaces, the Cox Compass Center, and an executive conference center. It will be located on the southeast corner of Central Street and Drury Lane, currently a surface parking lot. The project also features an 11,000-square-foot Center for Executive Education attached by a colonnade to the main building. This conference center and flexible event space will be used extensively by the entire Drury campus as well as the Springfield community.

A groundbreaking is expected at the end of the current academic year.

“The Enterprise Center is the next major step forward in Drury’s campus master plan,” says Drury President Dr. Tim Cloyd. “It will not only be a space that will allow our incredible business programs to continue to shine, but also a lynchpin academic space for the Your Drury Fusion curriculum.”

The Enterprise Center will be the first major new construction project on the Drury campus in nearly a decade. The space will:

• Promote interdisciplinary learning by providing a new home for the Breech School of Business Administration and the Department of Political Science and International Affairs.

• Reflect an emphasis on entrepreneurship and innovation that keenly balances learning-by-studying with learning-by-doing: the ethos of the new Your Drury Fusion curriculum.

• House the Robert and Mary Cox Compass Center, which brings together academic advising, career planning and development, and academic life coaching in one-stop-shop for students.

“The Breech faculty and leadership will define the experience, as they always have, but the new building will open creativity and innovation, and enhance the student experience,” says Drury Trustee and CEO of TransLand Mark Walker. “The Enterprise Center’s impact will go beyond the business program, however, as we combine form and function in ways that showcase the valuable interdisciplinary teaching and learning of Your Drury Fusion.”