UVa business school expands Rosslyn facilities

WASHINGTON — The University of Virginia Darden School of Business, which opened a satellite operation in Rosslyn last year, is expanding its facilities by taking the top two floors at Monday Properties’ 31-story 1100 Wilson Blvd.

Once complete, the expansion will include classrooms, offices and event space, and will expand access to its Executive MBA and Executive Education programs in the D.C. area.

The new 40,000-square-foot space will open next spring. The facilities are funded with a $5 million gift from Sands Capital Management Founder and Chairman Frank Sands Sr., a Darden alumnus.

In August, Darden enrolled almost 70 students to its Rosslyn EMBA program for the 2017-2018 academic year.

The D.C. area has the highest concentration of both Darden and U.Va. alumni.

“We’re building on existing relationships and forming new ones as we seek to cement Darden’s role as the pre-eminent graduate business school at the nexus of business and public policy,” said Professor Greg Fairchild, associate dean for Darden’s D.C.-area initiatives.

The new Rosslyn facility is currently awaiting final approval from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.

Jeff Clabaugh

Jeff Clabaugh has spent 20 years covering the Washington region's economy and financial markets for WTOP as part of a partnership with the Washington Business Journal, and officially joined the WTOP newsroom staff in January 2016.

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