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Coppin State University
College of Business

The Center for Strategic Entrepreneurship (CSE) is an exciting new home for the College of Business. Our design transforms and expands an existing mid-century campus building, providing the college with unique facilities to help catalyze socioeconomic advancement in its West Baltimore community.

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A gateway to education and opportunity

The Center for Strategic Entrepreneurship (CSE) provides a state-of-the-art learning facility for students and faculty and expands the college’s community-serving mission. Computer labs, study spaces, career services, and a cafe provide a welcoming, supportive environment for students, many of whom work and take courses at night. Community outreach programs, such as Consumer Education (which offers free tax assistance) and the Small Business Development Center, are located on the first floor, accessible via a public entrance facing North Avenue.

The CSE is situated along a main campus pedestrian spine, connecting it to neighboring main roads and creating a new public-facing entrance.

Putting active learning on display

At the heart of the building, a glassy central Hub will provide an exciting view of business education in action. Surrounded by collaboration spaces, computer labs, and conference rooms, the Hub and its adjacent spaces will provide students, business leaders, and community members with technology-rich environments for collaborating on entrepreneurial endeavors.

Ground floor business centers (above) and a production/innovation suite create an exciting hive of activity, inviting students, faculty, and community members to exchange and test ideas.
Classrooms and tiered lecture halls accommodate Business and Graduate Studies with flexible furniture configurations.
Project impact
  • 5

    computer labs clustered on the second floor, each with a unique collaborative layout to suit the needs of the class.

  • 12,200

    GSF expansion of the original building to accommodate its burgeoning business and sciences program

The CSE is well positioned to spur innovation across our campus and community. The college is looking forward to leading the conversation on entrepreneurship and will provide business support for founders, early-stage ideas, and small businesses that are looking for capital and advisement.
Dr. Sadie R. GregoryInterim Dean of the College of Business

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Quinn Evans Architects

Project Team

A+F Engineers

Carroll Engineering

Convergent Technologies Design Group

Forella Group

James Posey Associates

KES Engineering

Mahan Rykiel Associates


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