The School of Management was founded in the late 1970s and originally occupied a small campus composed of four existing buildings and an addition. Since then they have experienced a strong growth in faculty and students, and currently occupy several buildings at the north end of the Yale campus. The new campus will consolidate the school's many facilities into a single 230,000 sf campus near the site of the original complex. The facility's main components—classrooms, offices, common spaces and auditorium—will be grouped around a central court, in the tradition of Yale campus architecture, large enough to accommodate graduation ceremonies and other major events. The ground floor will be devoted to common facilities, the auditorium and publicly oriented components of the office block. Two double-height floors will accommodate tiered and flat-floored classrooms, which will lend themselves to horseshoe and other layouts, reflecting the varying teaching methods of the SOM curriculum. In design for LEED Gold.