University of North Dakota Nistler Hall

Grand Forks, North Dakota

To remain among the top business schools in the country, the UND Nistler College of Business & Public Administration (NCoBPA) now has a new $56M home, programmed by JLG to meet the distinct workforce development needs of the Midwest. Designed as a “front door” through which University of North Dakota business and public administration students can enter the broader community, this one-of-a-kind school enhances the 100-year-old business program to include student, faculty, and community hub spaces, as well as a workforce development center. The design demonstrates an activated exterior plaza, an array of student study spaces, and several sizes and types of classrooms. In continuing the campus’ traditional, collegiate Gothic architecture, the building anchors the corner of the UND historic quad at the heart of the campus, connected by skybridges to Merrifield Hall and the Chester Fritz Library. NCoBPA provides enhanced public access, modern interiors with an open-air concept, and new learning/teaching environments that will help future students thrive in the world of business. The 110,000 SF new construction project is a joint venture partnership with PCL/Community.

“Wow, I can’t believe I get to go to school here.”

Student, UND Nistler College of Business & Public Administration


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“You step back and think … thousands, tens of thousands of students will be impacted by this timeless learning environment that so many people came together to create for them. You can’t help but feel pride.”
– Amy Henley, Dean, Nistler College