Lucas Hall serves as "home" for the Leavey School of Business, with most MBA classes held in the building in the evenings and throughout the weekend.
Opened in 2008, the 85,000-square-foot building houses the graduate and undergraduate business program offices, as well as the dean's administrative staff. Case-style classrooms and project break-out spaces were designed for collaborative learning in every discipline.
Recognizing that learning can take place outside the formal classroom setting, the faculty design committee asked architects for public space that can serve as impromptu gathering spaces for one-on-one conversations as well as small group meetings. At the heart of the building is the Bank of America Commons, a soaring two-story lobby that is the intersection between classrooms and faculty and administrative offices, and is home to the Dukes Service Center and the Cadence Cybercafe.
Just steps away from Lucas Hall is Benson Center, the main student services building on campus, which contains the Campus Bookstore, dining facilities, and multipurpose rooms on each level.
Across from Benson is the Harrington Library, Technology Center, and Learning Commons, an extraordinary collection of resources for all Santa Clara University students, enabling them to borrow everything from printed materials to video equipment.
Less than a block away from the Library is the Malley Fitness and Recreation Center, featuring basketball and volleyball courts, weight room, dance studio, and swimming pool, adjacent to locker room and shower facilities. Each quarter, members of the SCU community sign-up for fitness courses ranging from world-music-styled dance to high-intensity cardio workouts, or join intramural basketball, soccer, and volleyball teams.