Frequently Asked Questions
Why is the building named Capitol Federal Hall?
The Capitol Federal Foundation committed a $20 million lead gift toward the construction of
the building, which is the largest gift ever committed to the School of Business and the
largest gift ever given by the foundation. The donation is also one of the largest gifts
contributed to Far Above: The Campaign for
What is the total cost of the building project?
The total project cost is $70.5 million, with the $60.5 million construction cost coming
from private funds and $10 million coming from KU funding for site preparation, utilities
What will future gifts to the building support?
Naming opportunities are still available, as well as smaller projects within Capitol Federal
Hall. For more information about these opportunities, contact KU School of Business
Development Director and Team Lead, Kelly Watson Muther at
Does my gift have to be designated toward the building?
No. When you make a gift to the KU School of Business through KU Endowment, you can decide
which fund will benefit from your generosity.
For other questions related to giving,
please visit KU Endowment’s website.
How large is Capitol Federal Hall?
The four-story building is 166,500 square feet with 18 classrooms, 125- and 350-seat
auditoria, 205 offices, and labs and spaces for students’ use.
Is the building open to non-business students?
Of course. The business school welcomes students from all disciplines in its new building,
which has a multidisciplinary space off of the atrium on the first floor for students to
gather and study.
Which architecture firm was hired for the design of the building?
Gensler, a Chicago-based global architecture, design and planning firm, served as the
project’s design architect, with GastingerWalker& of Kansas City, Mo., as its local partner.
J.E. Dunn Construction was hired as the project’s general contractor.