SMU broke ground on the Cox School’s $140 million Renovation and Expansion Project in May 2022. Fourteen months later, construction on the David B. Miller Business Quadrangle—the principal name for the Cox School’s renovated and expanded facilities—remains on track for completion in the summer of 2024, according to SMU’s Office of Facilities Planning and Management.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned for May 2024. Faculty and staff move-ins will take place over the summer, and the first classes in the new building are scheduled for 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 expands the Cox School’s footprint by more than 30%. Four new buildings connect existing facilities and create a cohesive space to support collaboration for students and faculty in Cox, across campus and with the Dallas business community.

The following photos highlight construction progress on the Miller Business Quadrangle since January.

Dean Matt Myers; Board of Trustees Chair David B. Miller, BBA ’72, MBA ’73; and Cox Executive Board Chair and Cox Campaign co-chair Tucker Bridwell, BBA ’73, MBA ’74—both principal donors—take the first official hardhat tour of the Cox School’s Renovation and Expansion Project site on January 26.
SMU Associate Vice President of Facilities Planning and Management and University Architect Michael Molina (far right) answers questions on the January building tour. Also pictured (left to right): Tucker Bridwell, Carolyn Miller, Gina Myers, Dean Matthew Myers and David Miller.
Carolyn and David Miller, whose $50 million gift to SMU Cox in 2019 helped launch the new building campaign, survey the progress of the David B. Miller Business Quadrangle at the Cox School.
In March, each of the two new Cox buildings facing Bishop Boulevard, Bolin-Bridwell Hall (on the left) and Sheffield Hall (on the right), has the beginning of a roof.
Shaddock Hall, adjacent to the Maguire building on the right, is in the early stages in March.
The Fincher Building roof is down to the studs in April. The new terrace is seen from above in this east-facing view.
On the Bishop Blvd. (west-facing) side of Fincher, the ground level of the new Heppner Commons takes shape in April. The Maguire Building can be seen in the background.
Shaddock Hall, on the northeast side of the complex, has made substantial progress from March to June.
This photo captures the final elevated concrete pour at Shaddock Hall.
The Heppner Commons’ elevated deck, facing north toward the Maguire Building in this photo, is adjacent to the Fincher Building.
The front of the Fincher Building is visible looking straight through the Heppner Commons’ framework.
On the ground floor of the complex, the new Crum Family Auditorium is taking shape in early June.
By mid-June, brick covers much of the exterior of Bolin-Bridwell Hall.

Get Involved

As of press time, Cox Development Director Ashley Pitts continues to seek support for the renovation and expansion project. Additional naming opportunities within the building are still available. For more information, contact or