Duke - The Fuqua School of Business


Fuqua's headquarters moved to its present location on Science Drive on Duke University's West Campus in 1983, and now spans several buildings. The main building, with 490,500 square feet of space, designed by Edward Larrabee Barnes, offers one of the finest settings for business education in the United States.

The Thomas F. Keller Center, named in honor of former Dean Thomas F. Keller, includes two wings with auditorium-style classrooms, seminar rooms, dozens of small team rooms, and large auditoriums for school-wide presentations and guest speakers. The building is also home to support, administrative, career, and placement offices.

The Wesley Alexander Magat Academic Center, with more than 56,000 square feet, was added to Fuqua in 1999, and houses the majority of faculty offices, as well as seminar and meeting rooms.

The Lafe P. and Rita D. Fox Student Center opened in June 2002. The 70,000 square foot student center has greatly improved student life and accommodates growing needs by offering a spacious indoor winter garden area, outdoor terraces, changing rooms with lockers and showers, a student communications center, additional office space, dining facilities, and student lounge. The Fox Center connects the main wings of the school. By virtue of its location and function, The Fox Center is the hub of life at Fuqua.

The latest addition, 91,400-square-foot Breeden Hall, opened in August 2008, and is named in honor of former Dean Douglas Breeden and his wife Josie. It holds classrooms and auditoriums, team rooms, meeting space, the Ford Library, the Center for Excellence in Business Education, and our MBA admissions and operations offices. The building features a rooftop terrace.

The Fuqua complex also includes the new JB Duke Hotel (scheduled to open in January 2017). The hotel encompasses the R. David Thomas Executive Conference Center, 198 guest rooms and suites, a full service restaurant, two bars, a fitness center, and other amenities. The R. David Thomas Executive Conference Center originally opened in May 1989, and is named after the founder of Wendy’s International, Inc. The center is primarily used by Executive Education and executive MBA students. The hotel is connected to the main Fuqua building by a covered walkway.