Business Innovation Building Photobook


The Business Innovation Building was designed for inspired teaching, collaboration and flexibility. Opened in March 2023, the facility features 74,000 square feet of space, including the new Bosland Financial Services Lab, space for the Vistex Institute for Executive Education, a new behavioral science lab and the new Lehigh Ventures Lab.

The Tauck Family Lobby was designed to be an open, bright and welcoming space. The lobby can also accommodate social events of up to 200 people for receptions and special events.

View of the Tauck Family Lobby looking east towards the building main entrance and courtyard. Note the student breakout/study rooms on the left.

The 13-and-a-half-foot interactive video wall is a featured element in the Tauck Family Lobby. It includes a Lehigh Business timeline and stories about students, faculty, research and alumni. Lehigh Business Luminaries – recognizing accomplished Lehigh alumni in business – are also featured.

This view is of the donor recognition display in the Tauck Family Lobby. Over $24 million was gifted towards the project from nearly 120 donors. The new building is in addition to Rauch Business Center, which is still fully utilized.

The Bosland Financial Services Lab includes a six-foot by 20-foot LED display, a stock ticker and a set of Bloomberg terminals in an adjoining space. The FSL was housed in Rauch Business Center since in 2004. The lab was moved to this larger and more visible space in the new building.

Lehigh Ventures Lab is a joint venture between the Baker Institute and Lehigh Business. The lab supports innovative founders working full-time to take their products to market. The program offers a high-tech physical space, workshops, coaching and other resources in go-to-market strategy. This undertaking will drive entrepreneurship at the university to a new level.

Left: First floor looking toward the lobby, student breakout rooms on the right. Center: Second floor looking east. Note the “floating” staircase with granite steps. Right: The second floor looking west. Note the terrazzo floor and the “Lehigh stone” walls.

The classroom in the round with its four curved LED arrays hanging from the ceiling puts our faculty in the middle of their students, participating in the lesson, not necessarily leading it. This room is designed for classes that are collaborative and immersive.

Different classrooms have various seating options. Most utilize moveable tables and chairs for collaborative student work. All the classrooms feature video displays for both students and instructors, along with cameras and microphones for remote participants.

There are plenty of student study areas and rooms for team collaboration.

The are several hybrid conference rooms of varying sizes. The table on the left was constructed by Lehigh staff and students from a 200-year-old tree that fell on campus during Hurricane Sandy.

The entire third floor of the Business Innovation Building is the home of the Vistex Institute for Executive Education. Pictured are the reception area and the hybrid conference room. Vistex serves business professionals with both open enrollment and customized learning suited to each firm.

Gathering space in the Vistex Institute on the left. On the right is one of several breakout rooms for clients, who are all working professionals.

Photoraphy by Christa Neu and Jeffrey Totaro