“This project is an exciting opportunity to promote the values of entrepreneurialism and innovation that were so dear to our father,” said Dan Kautz. “Both our parents loved UC, and our whole family is thrilled to be part of this highly innovative workspace. We feel certain The Kautz Attic will be uniquely qualified to help prepare students and faculty for the dynamic future ahead.”
As the Carl H. Lindner College of Business shapes the future of business education in Cincinnati, the Attic is a forward-thinking space for collaboration.
The new LEED Gold building, approved in June 2016 by the UC Board of Trustees, is a four-story structure with glass facades and will host cutting-edge, interactive classrooms, a grand atrium and lobby, open workspaces, two open-air courtyards, a large café, lecture spaces, a teaching lab and more. Total cost for the new facility will be approximately $120 million; more than $24 million in private donations have supported this project to date.
“The Kautz Attic will be an exciting, dynamic space where we will provide transformative training in entrepreneurship and innovation,” said Nicolas Williams, interim dean of the Carl H. Lindner College of Business. “This will greatly facilitate our students’ connections to the vibrant innovation activities at the 1819 Innovation Hub and beyond. We are very thankful to the Kautz family for their vision and support in helping to shape the future of business education at Lindner.”