AECOM Hunt served as construction manager for the University of North Texas Business Leadership Building, a new 180,000-square-foot, four-story building featuring a securities trading room, an executive board room, 24 classrooms of various sizes, computer labs, study and tutoring rooms, a café, a rooftop garden and courtyard.
The new Business Leadership Building also contains an entire floor dedicated to more than 222 offices and meeting spaces for faculty, staff, and doctoral students. The facility also features state-of-the-art lecture halls utilizing the latest in video data communication equipment and presentation media.
The exterior cladding of the building is composed of Texas limestone, brick, curtain wall and metal panels. One special element of the building is the expansive column-free marketplace, featuring multiple skylights installed within the third floors heavily loaded green roof, which is supported by exposed cast-in-place columns. These skylights allow natural light to filter in through the multiple stories below.
The University of North Texas Business Leadership Building project received LEED Gold Certification on November 12, 2008.