Carnegie Mellon University

The Tepper Quad

Located at the heart of campus, the Tepper Quad is where the intersection of business, technology, and analytics comes alive. The much-anticipated Tepper Quad is the physical realization of a new model of higher education.

The innovation hub — with the Tepper School as its center — interconnects all seven campus colleges while promoting an enhanced ecosystem of cross-campus collaboration. Students learn from management researchers and professors while interacting, networking and dreaming alongside entrepreneurs, architects, robotics designers, computer scientists and other brilliant, creative minds from around the world. 

This is business education for the 21st century.

David A. Tepper Quadrangle Grand Opening Celebration and Dedication Ceremony: Sept. 13


The 21st Century Business School

Carnegie Mellon Community Celebrates Tepper Quad Grand Opening

Carnegie Mellon University opened its largest building on campus on Sept. 13, 2018 reflecting a new model of higher education that connects teaching, learning, and innovation. The David A. Tepper Quadrangle serves as the new home of the Tepper School while intersecting with the other six Carnegie Mellon colleges and schools.

Take a Tour of the Tepper School of Business

Tepper Quad exterior
Tepper Quad interior
Tepper Quad interior
Tepper Quad interior
Tepper Quad interior
Tepper Quad interior
Tepper Quad interior
Tepper Quad exterior
Tepper Quad interior
“This is an incredibly vibrant building built for changes in education.”

David Tepper
Founder and president, Appaloosa Management, L.P.


David Tepper graduated from Carnegie Mellon’s business school, the Graduate School of Industrial Administration


Transformational donation that was, at the time, the largest gift in Carnegie Mellon history: $55 million to rename the business school the David A. Tepper School of Business


Continuing commitment of $67 million and the launch of a vision for the business school of the future: the Tepper Quad


The David A. Tepper Quadrangle opens as a $201 million innovation hub that interconnects the Carnegie Mellon campus and establishes the Tepper School’s leadership at the intersection of business, technology and analytics

Features of the Tepper Quad

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Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship

Our startup incubator is a global destination for entrepreneurs, investors and alumni. Campus-wide collaboration includes engineering, product development, computer science, robotics and design alongside Tepper School students and faculty.

Learn more about the Swartz Center

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Technology-Enhanced Learning Center

The TEL Center, part of the Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence and Educational Innovation, will foster development of new educational technologies by leveraging state-of-the-art facilities in the Tepper Quad, including technology-enhanced experimental classrooms and teaching innovation studios.

Visit TEL website

Photo of the interior of the Tepper Quad during early construction.

Sustainability & Architecture

Moore Ruble Yudell architects have joined with Carnegie Mellon leadership to bring to life a sustainable role model for advanced collaboration and flexibility. Designed to maximize interconnectedness across the campus, the Tepper Quad mirrors today’s multidisciplinary marketplace.

LearN more about sustainability & architecture

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Interconnected Campus

The Tepper Quad brings forth the power of proximity and welcomes everybody eager to share different ideas, solve problems and imagine possibilities. No other top-ranked business school has been designed to occupy the center of its university’s campus — only the Tepper School delivers a vision of an interconnected business school.

Explore our Interconnected Campus

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Fitness Center

The center features locker and shower facilities, an exercise room, and an outdoor space encompassing a total of 7,500 square feet.

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Breakout Spaces

There are six breakout spaces dedicated to undergraduate students and 12 dedicated to master’s students.

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Simmons Auditorium 

The Simmons Auditorium can accommodate up to 600 people and features a media wall and recording capabilities.

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Innovation Classrooms

Two innovation classrooms on the third floor feature a flexible layout to accommodate a variety of instruction styles.