Loyola University Chicago

The John and Kathy Schreiber Center

The future of business education

The Quinlan School of Business is Chicago’s leading business school for educating leaders who believe in doing more—doing well and doing good. And now it has an innovative, sustainable new building to match. Visit Quinlan’s home page.

Three philosophies drove the design of the new Schreiber Center: community, connectivity, and transparency. These philosophies are derived from Loyola’s Jesuit, Catholic heritage and are expressed through the form and function of the building, from the dynamic Gorman Family Great Stairs on the ground floor to the lofty views of the city of Chicago from the top of our 10-story atrium.

Inside the Schreiber Center

  • 1Nancy and Alvin Gorman Family Great Stairs    Modeled after the Spanish Steps in Rome, the Gorman Family Great Stairs serve as a major crossroads for the Quinlan—and greater Loyola—community. Students can eat lunch, complete group work, catch up on reading, or practice their start-up pitch, all while plugged into power sources located under each step.

    2Business career services    The work of preparing our students for successful careers begins before the first day of classes and lasts throughout their careers. Immediately upon entering the Schreiber Center, all visitors pass Quinlan’s bustling Business Career Services. The office has connections to hundreds of area businesses, and offers comprehensive career development services and resources to students and alumni.

  • Gorman Family Great Stairs

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  • 1Social areas    Quinlan strives to expand productive networks within the school and in the business community. Located throughout the building, the Schreiber Center’s social areas create connections by encouraging chance encounters of students and faculty, providing informal gathering spaces, and inspiring with dramatic city views.

  • Social areas

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  • 1CME Group Foundation Financial Services and Business Analytics Lab    The 56-seat lab, equipped with Bloomberg Terminals and live financial market indicators, enables students to better compete in a marketplace that puts a high value on applied learning and hands-on experience. The lab's highly flexible design supports a variety of configurations for group collaborations, trainings, workshops, and presentations.

    Supply and value chain center    The Supply and Value Chain Center connects academic research with real-world practice. Serving as a shared forum for scholars and industry leaders, the center is the first of its kind in Chicago to establish best practices for end-to-end global supply chain management with a focus on sustainability.

  • CME Group Foundation Financial Services and Business Analytics Lab

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  • 1Classrooms and  2Breakout rooms    Classrooms and breakout rooms are where the hard work of education gets done. The center features 10 classrooms and many breakout rooms, which are denoted on each floor by their golden walls. Each classroom enjoys natural light through the building’s innovative system of atria.

    3Martino Dean’s Suite    The Martino Dean’s Suite functions as the Schreiber Center’s nerve center. Befitting the global reach of the Quinlan School of Business, the suite features the latest in videoconferencing technology.

    Note: Floors 4 and 6 share a similar floor plan. Floor 6 is pictured here.

  • Classrooms

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  • 1Faculty offices    Faculty offices aren’t organized by the siloes of departments. Instead, office suites are cross-disciplinary. For example, a finance professor might sit next to a management professor and an economics professor. This encourages greater collaboration and cross-pollination among the business disciplines. Also, faculty offices are located near classrooms, which encourages interactions among students and faculty.

    Note: Floors 5 and 7 share a similar floor plan. Floor 7 is pictured here.

  • Director and chair offices

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  • 1Active learning classroom    The innovative Active Learning Classroom fosters the kind of 360-degree learning that happens in the business world. Students learn from each other while working in small groups at tables embedded with screens and ports for electronic devices. The instructor facilitates the conversation, offering insights and using the room’s connectivity to provide unique learning opportunities.

    Executive education suite     Executive Education at Quinlan delivers a program that is immediately applicable and deeply transformative. Located on the top three floors, the Executive Education Suite has primacy of place in the new building. With beautiful views and best-in-class amenities, it provides business leaders with enriching opportunities to network, learn, and invest in their human capital.

  • Executive education suite

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  • 1Wintrust Hall Wintrust Hall is one of Loyola’s premier event spaces on our Water Tower Campus. Approximately 2,600 square-feet, the hall will host hundreds of events for Quinlan and the Chicago business community every year, including for some of our more than 28,000 alumni.

  • Wintrust Hall

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  • 1Board room    The Board Room serves all who have a stake in our school: our students, faculty, neighbors, colleagues, partners, and leaders. Located on the top floor, the Board Room is graced with inspiring city views.

  • Skyline views from the center’s south windows

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A dynamic new home

The dynamic, sustainable new home for the Quinlan School of Business is just steps from the heart of downtown Chicago.

In the heart of it all

Located less than a mile from Chicago’s Loop and two blocks from the Magnificent Mile, the Schreiber Center is perfectly poised to take advantage of world-class access to major markets and a thriving urban metropolis.

Innovative design

A central, 10-story atrium is the Schreiber Center’s most prominent feature, serving as a networking point on each floor and allowing air and light into the building’s core. The atrium brings to life the building’s primary design philosophies of community, connectivity, and transparency.

Environmentally friendly

Loyola is pursuing Gold LEED certification for the Schreiber Center's sustainable design, driven by its sophisticated system of atria that harness natural ventilation and harvest daylight to provide energy efficiency, comfort, and light throughout all of the building’s 10 stories.

“The Schreiber Center is the future of business education. Every aspect of its design supports our work to prepare responsible business leaders, and strengthens Loyola’s connections to Chicago’s business, nonprofit, and government leaders.”
— Kevin Stevens, Dean of the Quinlan School of Business

Loyolans react

Kyle Kauss

Junior, Finance Major

“I am very excited by the new business analytics lab and Bloomberg Terminals. They will help set Loyola students apart from their competitors when looking for jobs and internships.”

Kate Pierre

MBA/MS in Human Resources

“There is no separation between Chicago and Quinlan in the new Schreiber Center. The great city views inspire me to get out there and make Chicago a better place.”

Jonathan L. Shropshire

MBA, Finance Concentration

“Schreiber is built for 21st century business leaders. Its very structure fosters collaboration across disciplines and among students and faculty.”

Abby Annala

MBA, Marketing Concentration

“Schreiber’s innovative, modern design is a physical embodiment of the innovation and creativity that are inspired in Quinlan’s courses.”

Thank you!

We thank all donors to the Quinlan School of Business and the Campaign for Quinlan. Make a gift online

John and Kathy Schreiber

A sponsoring gift for the Schreiber Center was made by John and Kathy Schreiber. Mr. Schreiber graduated from the Undergraduate School of Business Administration in 1968. The gift is dedicated to F. Virgil Boyd and Raymond C. Baumhart, S.J.

Michael R. Quinlan

The Quinlan School of Business is named for long-time supporter and alumnus Michael R. Quinlan (PhB ’67, MBA ’70). Quinlan is the former chairman of Loyola’s Board of Trustees and former CEO and chairman of the board of McDonald’s Corporation.

A day of celebration for Quinlan

Tuesday, September 15, 2015, was a full day of celebration at the Schreiber Center, the innovative and sustainable new home of the Quinlan School of Business. Three major events plus an advertising blitz marked the official opening of the new building.

CEO Summit puts focus on corporate responsibility

Nearly 100 of Chicago’s corporate leaders attended a CEO Summit featuring General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.), and a panel of executives discussing corporate social responsibility. Read more

Hundreds come out to celebrate grand opening, honor alumni

Nearly 500 people came to Tuesday’s gala to see the new building, raise money for scholarships, and honor two recent graduates for their work and ethical leadership. Read more

WGN Radio spends the day broadcasting from Quinlan

WGN Radio hit the airwaves Tuesday from the Schreiber Center. Hear a love song for Loyola—plus an interview with Interim President John P. Pelissero, PhD, and other Loyolans. Listen

Scroll through our Flickr gallery from Tuesday evening’s gala

See more than 190 photos from the grand opening gala. Among those in attendance were Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and benefactors John and Kathy Schreiber. Photo gallery

Live from Loyola

Listen to highlights from WGN Radio’s broadcast at the Schreiber Center on September 15.