Architectural plans for the renovation of the Kelce College of Business are 90 percent complete. This spring, Lawrence-based architectural firm Clark Huesmann delivered plans that will transform the mid-20th Century facility into one that meets the needs of the 21st Century business student.

“The process Clark Huessmann used to develop these plans was impressive,” said Paul Grimes, dean of the Kelce College of Business. “They took the time to understand the needs of our students and the vision of our faculty. Our plan ensures Pittsburg State remains the destination for students who desire the Midwest’s best business education.”

The completion of the architectural plans and conceptual imagery is attracting interest from industry and alumni, including John and Susan Lowe, whose $3 million pledge allowed for the development of start-up plans and design work.

“Business leaders understand the importance of a good investment,” said Holly Kent, director of Development for the KCOB. “There are few investments that will provide as high of a return as this project. Our alumni have a deep affinity for their college and are energized by the opportunity to shape Kelce for a new generation of Gorillas.”

The total cost of the project is estimated to be approximately $18.5 million with a projected start date of May 2020.

Learn more about the KCOB Renovation Project by visiting or call Holly Kent at 888-448-2778.