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Ever wanted your name on a building? Butler is looking for business school namesake.

If you’ve ever wanted your name on a building, now could be your chance.

The stunning new home to Butler University’s business school is still looking for a namesake. It could be yours for a cool $15 million.

The construction project was built to accommodate the burgeoning Lacy School of Business, which has grown by 60% in the last five years.

Its previous home in the Holcomb Building will be renovated as part of a future renovation and expansion project at the private liberal arts school's midtown campus.

The new space is flooded with light that pours in through wide windows and glass walls and spills into the open atrium, surrounded by spaces built for collaboration.

The doors open at the newly built building that houses the Lacy School of Business at Butler University on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019.
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Coworking spaces, business labs and small rooms for group projects are all features of the new building, alongside traditional classroom and office space.

“It is a physical manifestation of a culture where faculty and staff work alongside business community members as true partners for the benefit of our students,” said Steve Standifird, dean of the business school.

While the 110,000-square-foot building is designed to serve the school’s more than 1,150 undergraduate and graduate students, the hope is that it will also be a place for the larger business community to engage with Butler and its students.

It has a coffee shop and common spaces that officials would like to see become regular spots for people that live and work in the area.

“The idea here is we want people coming in and grabbing their coffee and a muffin here versus, say a Starbucks, and being here, making this kind of a destination,” said Graham Honaker, with the university’s advancement office.

The design also incorporates numerous nods to Andre B. Lacy, for whom the school is named. The late businessman and philanthropist was instrumental in early plans for the building and was to have an office there before his death in 2017.

The open design, art installations and deep walnut accents are gorgeous, but the crown jewel has to be the fourth-floor rooftop patio that overlooks the limestone façade of historic Jordan Hall, which peeks out through the trees and has views of downtown’s Salesforce tower in the distance.

While the university will hold events on the patio occasionally, Honaker said it’s more for faculty and students to enjoy.

Call IndyStar education reporter Arika Herron at 317-201-5620 or email her at [email protected] Follow her on Twitter: @ArikaHerron.