President McRobbie

Building for the Future

Infrastructure is a key component of teaching and research excellence. To support that mission, Indiana University is in the midst of one of its largest construction efforts in decades—a nearly half-billion dollar effort to build and renovate new facilities on all eight IU campuses.

In 2008, with support from partner IU Health, IU added 10 buildings, totaling 1.2 million square feet of teaching, research, and living space, across the IU system. From student housing complexes at IU South Bend and IU Southeast to the IU Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis, these facilities have dramatically enhanced the productivity of IU teachers, researchers, and students.

In November 2009, IU celebrated the opening of the Indiana University Innovation Center, a business incubator dedicated to nurturing new Bloomington-based technology and life sciences companies—and new home to the Lilly Endowment- and NSA-funded Pervasive Technology Institute.

That same month also witnessed the dedication of the Indiana University Data Center in Bloomington, which includes three 10,000-square-foot machine rooms that protect valuable technological assets, including IU’s Big Red and Quarry supercomputers, and provide a safe and stable hub for future digital growth.

In 2014, IU Bloomington celebrated the opening of Hodge Hall, the Kelley School of Business’ $60 million state-of-the-art facility for undergraduate education. Named after alumnus James Hodge, whose $15 million gift sparked fundraising efforts for the project, Hodge Hall is nearly 90,000 square feet larger than the original undergraduate building and houses the Indiana Business Research Center.