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Washington University in St. Louis broke ground May 7 on Knight Hall and Bauer Hall, a major expansion project that will nearly double the footprint of Olin Business School on the Danforth Campus. The buildings will be named for dedicated university benefactors and lead gift donors Joanne and Charles F. Knight and Carol and George Bauer. Above, from left: The first shovels of dirt are lifted by Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton; Stephen F. Brauer, chair of the Board of Trustees; Joanne Knight; Charles F. Knight; and Mahendra R. Gupta, PhD, dean of Olin Business School and the Geraldine J. and Robert L. Virgil Professor of Accounting and Management. The $90 million project, expected to be complete in December 2013, includes two innovative buildings united by a soaring glass atrium totaling more than 166,000 square feet. For more information on the buildings, including detailed renderings, visit buildolin.wustl.edu. Below: George Bauer addresses the crowd during the groundbreaking ceremony held in the courtyard of the Charles F. Knight Executive Education and Conference Center. To view a video of the ceremony, visit youtube.com/watch?v=xQg7yPpIGuE&feature=youtu.be.