Darla Moore School of Business

University of South Carolina


In the News: 
The Post and Courier | Business School Earns Honor for Energy and Environmental Construction

American School & University Magazine | Business School Earns LEED Platinum

Building Design + Construction | SC Business School to be Region’s First Net-Zero Energy Building

The Construction Specifier | University of South Carolina: Lessons in Net-Zero Energy Use

Building Enclosure Magazine | School to Become Largest Net-Zero Energy Building in Southeastern U.S.

National Society of Professional Engineers | University Building ‘Once-in-a-Career Opportunity’ for PE

Architectural Products Magazine | Function: Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina

Civil + Structural Engineer | Smart Design Improves Building Efficiency

Columbia, South Carolina

250,000 SF

Engineering Design For New Business School

SSOE’s engineering team recently completed the electrical, mechanical, structural, and civil design of the University of South Carolina’s new Darla Moore School of Business. The school features a number of flexible classrooms and conference rooms, student work spaces and administrative and faculty suites.

State-Of-The-Art Features

With more than 250,000-square feet of floor space (Levels 0 – 5), building highlights also include a five-story central courtyard and enclosed garden pavilion, as well as a 500-seat auditorium.

State’s First LEED Platinum Facility

Tasked with the goal to design, construct and commission one of the state’s first LEED Platinum buildings, the new Moore School of Business is on par to achieve Net-Zero energy use, by becoming one of the first Net-Zero Energy buildings of its kind in the southeastern United States.

First Net-Zero Energy Building

SSOE worked hand-in-hand with lead architect Rafael Viñoly, the U.S. Department of Energy and Lawrence Berkeley Labs, to design a modern, yet contemporary, state-of-the-art facility capable of generating as much energy as it will consume through the used of advanced technologies.

A Note From Debbie Brumbaugh, Chief Financial Officer And Director Of Administrative Services

“The entire SSOE team provided exceptional professional support for us throughout our project and often were the main supporters of our vision when challenges arose. Their team seemed to always retain focus on our specifications, expectations, and the intended design plan and were careful to avoid “over compromising” when differences occurred. They could be relied upon to explore and solve complicated challenges in ways that were efficient and favorable for our School.”


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