Weatherhead School of Management at CWRU

The Weatherhead School of Management is housed in the Peter B. Lewis Building, located at the corner of Bellflower Road and Ford Drive. Designed by Frank Gehry and completed in 2002, the building has an area of approximately 150,000 square feet and stands 5 stories tall. It is named after Cleveland philanthropist Peter B. Lewis, who donated $36.9 million towards its construction. The building’s decentralized design was chosen so that taculty offices, classrooms and meeting areas are distributed on every floor to encourage informal interaction and complement the Weatherhead School’s learner-centered curricula.

The Peter B. Lewis Building has certainly contributed to CWRU’s renaissance. In fact, it could be considered a case study on the positive impact architecture can have on the soul of a business school — and perhaps an entire university. The project was awarded an IESNA Award of Merit in Lighting Design.


Architect: Frank O. Gehry & Associates


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