As reported in the summer edition of CoxToday, SMU broke ground for the Cox School’s $140 million Renovation and Expansion Project in May. Construction work on the David B. Miller Business Quadrangle — the principal name for the Cox School’s renovated and expanded facilities — began days later.

SMU’s Office of Facilities Planning and Management reports that work is progressing on schedule. The completion date is targeted for May 2024, with a goal of being ready for the first classes to be held in the new building in August 2024. The building project is part of SMU Ignited: Boldly Shaping Tomorrow, the University’s $1.5 billion campaign for impact. The two-year project will expand the Cox School’s footprint by more than 30%, with the construction of four new buildings connecting the existing facilities and creating a cohesive space that supports collaboration for students and faculty in the Cox School, across campus and with the Dallas business community.

Bellow, take a close-up look at how work on the Miller Business Quadrangle is coming along so far.

Renovation and Expansion Project Update
An aerial view of the renovation and expansion site on July 29, 11 weeks after the beginning of construction.
Fincher and Crow Building Bridge
The “bridge” that connected the Fincher Building to the Crow Building, and the columns and stairs beneath, are on the way to being demolished in this photo, taken mid-summer.
Bishop Boulevard-side exterior steps
The view of the Maguire Building from what used to be the Bishop Boulevard-side exterior steps (that led to the Business Library), reduced to rubble in August.
Fincher Building Renovation
Down to the studs in the Fincher Building hallway. This is the view just outside the EY Gallery.
old Business Library Renovation
By October, all evidence of the old Business Library and the exterior steps had been removed. This photo was taken from the front of the Maguire Building looking toward Bishop Boulevard.
Sheffield Hall & Bolin-Bridwell Hall
Taken from the same angle as the image on page 34, this aerial photo shot on Jan. 2, 2023, features major construction progress, including two new buildings that were not yet standing in the summer: Sheffield Hall, in the foreground (adjacent to the Crow Building) and Bolin-Bridwell Hall (adjacent to the Maguire Building).

Get Involved

As of press time, Cox Development Director Ashley Pitts indicated that fundraising for the building enhancement project is just over 80% complete. Additional naming opportunities within the building are still available. For more information, contact or