The countdown is on! The Cox School’s $140 million Renovation and Expansion project that kicked off with a groundbreaking ceremony in May of 2022 will culminate with a building dedication in May 2024. For almost two years, two giant cranes have been visible campus-wide, standing as a reminder of a new era underway at the Cox School of Business. By late February, both cranes will come down, and the bulk of the remaining work will focus on the interior of the David B. Miller Business Quadrangle at SMU Cox.

SMU’s Office of Facilities Planning and Management has kept the two-year project on track throughout the construction phase. Building completion is slated to take place shortly after May commencement. Over the summer, faculty and staff will begin moving into the new facilities in assigned shifts, much the way they moved out of the old building ahead of the construction project. The first classes in the new building are scheduled for August 2024. The two-year project, part of the University’s $1.5 billion campaign “SMU Ignited: Boldly Shaping Tomorrow,” expands the Cox School’s footprint by more than 30 percent. Four new buildings connect existing renovated facilities to create a cohesive space that will support collaboration for students and faculty in Cox, both across campus and with the Dallas business community. The following pages illustrate construction progress through late November.

The Bishop Boulevard entrance to the new Katy and Kyle Miller Courtyard will be through a plaza between Bolin-Bridwell Hall (visible on the left in this photo) and Sheffield Hall on the right.
Dean Matt Myers led Berry Cox and his son Cox Executive Board member Justin Cox, BA ’08 on a tour of the construction site in July.
Cox Executive Board member Barry Kitt and his son Greg Kitt, BBA ’08 got their first look at what will be the new Kitt Trading and Investing Center in August.
The David B. Miller Business Quadrangle construction site, as seen from above. This north-facing photo shows proximity to the rest of campus, with Bishop Blvd. immediately to the west of the Quadrangle and Clements Hall north of it, next to Hughes-Trigg Student Center. To the northeast is Caruth Hall, with the R. Gerald Turner Centennial Quadrangle directly to the east.
Cox Executive Board Chair Tucker Bridwell, BBA ’73, MBA ’74 (center) with fellow Executive Board member Pat Bolin, BBA ’73 (right) and Cox Dean Matt Myers (left). The trio stands in front of the new Bolin-Bridwell Hall.
The new Georges Auditorium will provide expansive classroom space.
The new reading room, which will be adjacent to the Duda Family Business Library, will feature magestic windows.
This view of the Katy and Kyle Miller Courtyard shows the progress on the exterior of the Heppner Family Commons, to the left, and the renovated exterior of the Crow Building straight ahead.
A close-up exterior view of the full-length windows that will be part of the new EY Gallery.
The Heppner Family Commons will serve as a key hub of activity inside the Cox School’s renovated and expanded facilities.
The hallways will be wider throughout all areas of the new building.
The new Crum Family Boulevard Auditorium will seat up to 400 people.
The Maguire Building’s south entrance is being reworked to accommodate the new Katy and Kyle Miller Courtyard. The windows of the Heppner Family Commons are visible in the background.
This aerial view of the David B. Miller Business Quadrangle at SMU Cox, taken in late November, shows major progress on all building exteriors.

Cox Director of Development 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