Knauss Center for Business Education

Knauss Center for Business Education

Project details

Knauss Center for Business Education


Delawie is in a joint venture with national design firm Perkins & Will on this project.


The Knauss Center for Business Education will open in Fall 2022. The new 120,000-square-foot building — together with the renovated Olin Hall — will create an amazing complex that will more than triple the size of The Knauss School of Business.


The facility will complement USD’s iconic 16th-century Spanish Renaissance architecture while providing the school with a cutting-edge, future-facing, multi-level Business School complex. The project will see the addition of a new three-story building that will tie into the renovated Olin Hall, the current home of the university’s School of Business.


Features of the building will include:

– The Free Enterprise Suite, a space with state-of-the-art technology to help seed student startups from across the university.

– The Student Success Center, which unifies advising, career development, mentoring and all other student services under one roof.

– The Busch Family Torero production studio, named through the first gift to the building project from Kim and Andy Busch, will be a state-of-the-art production studio for creating mock interviews, videos, podcasts and other tools to help students develop their personal brand.

– The Dennis Zocco and Dan Rivetti Finance Lab, supported through the generous gift from the Kokua Na Lani Foundation, will help students develop advanced financial analysis skills through training on the most impactful software tools being used by thought leaders in the financial services industry.

– The Nexus Theatre will be perfect for small gatherings or large events.


The Knauss School of Business will be an unparalleled place for learning and innovation that will help prepare students to succeed not just academically, but as ethical leaders who are inspired to make a difference in their communities.



Year: 2022
Location: San Diego, CA
Program: Business School, Education, Ground-Up, Renovation