Spangler Center

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Spangler Center
General information
LocationSpangler Center at Harvard Business School,
Address117 Western Ave
Town or cityBoston, Massachusetts
CountryUnited States
Coordinates42.365110, -71.122007
OwnerHarvard Business School
Technical details
Floor count2
Design and construction
ArchitectRobert A.M. Stern Architects

The Spangler Center is a building at the Harvard Business School on the campus of Harvard University in Allston, Massachusetts neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, U.S..


The building was named in honor of billionaire alumnus Clemmie Spangler, who made a donation to towards the construction.[1] It cost $32 million in total.[2] Its construction was completed in 2001.[1]

According to the HBS website, the building "is considered the main student center for MBAs."[1] It includes "29 project rooms", "a 350-seat auditorium", "IT Support Services, a branch of The Coop bookstore, a business center, a post office retail outlet, Student Association offices, a course material distribution center, and an ATM" as well as the Meredith Room, named for Spangler's wife, and the Williams Room, named for HBS professor Charles M. Williams.[1]

Architectural design[edit]

The building was designed in the Georgian Revival architectural style by Robert A.M. Stern Architects.[1] In Architect Magazine, Witold Rybczynski wrote that it "resembles a large country house."[3] In The Boston Globe, critic Robert Campbell called it "the best piece of traditional architecture to be built in Greater Boston since the early decades of the twentieth century."[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Spangler Center". Harvard Business School. Retrieved October 13, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Classics, Old and New". Harvard Magazine. March 1, 2001. Retrieved October 13, 2017.
  3. ^ Rybczynski, Witold (October 14, 2014). "Witold Rybczynski: Tata Hall and the Art of Adding to the Harvard Business School Campus". Architect Magazine. Retrieved October 13, 2017.

Coordinates: 42°21′55″N 71°07′28″W / 42.3651974°N 71.1243886°W / 42.3651974; -71.1243886