first_img Last Updated Aug 11, 2017 by Jillian MarkowitzFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail Fox Temple Renovating and Expanding to Historic 1810 Liacouras Walk About the AuthorJillian MarkowitzView more posts by Jillian Markowitz regions: Philadelphiacenter_img RelatedFox Temple Earns Top 10 In Princeton Review, Entrepreneur MagazineAmong Philadelphia’s ever-growing list of exceptional business schools, the Fox School of Business at Temple University has earned the right to stand out. In the 2017 list of the nation’s best entrepreneurship MBA programs for undergraduates and graduates from the Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine, Fox Temple was the only…November 29, 2016In “Featured Region”Katz Pledges $25 Million to TempleLewis Katz has made a $25 million pledge to Temple University, the largest gift from an individual in the history of the university. Katz has been a member of Temple’s Board of Trustees for fifteen years, and he also serves on the board of the Temple Health System and Fox…December 10, 2013In “Featured Region”Startup Global Philadelphia Arrives at Temple University Fox School of BusinessIn late September, Temple’s Fox School of Business hosted Startup Global Philadelphia, which provided resources, strategies, and advice for startups that wanted to expand internationally. The panel topics included: tools and strategies to grow internationally; legal considerations for global startups; startups going global; and government partners and community resources. One…October 5, 2017In “Featured Region” The Temple University Board of Trustees and the Philadelphia Historical Commission have passed Fox School of Business’s proposal to renovate and utilize 1810 Liacouras Walk. The renovations to the building, which stands next to Temple’s Alter Hall, are scheduled to begin this month.The new building will provide over 77,000 square feet of space for Temple’s expanding student body. Though the inside of 1810 Liacouras Walk will see significant changes, including another floor and an atrium, the front of the building will remain unchanged. The facade is protected, since it is technically a part of Philadelphia’s Park Avenue Historic District.1810 Liacouras Walk is one of the oldest buildings on the Temple campus, as it was built at the turn of the nineteenth century. It was initially a group of row homes intended for the community outside of Temple. After the university bought 1810, the homes served various uses, including women’s dorms in the 1970s. Since 1810 is certified as historic by the city of Philadelphia, it could not be torn down, even when it began to decay. In light of this, Temple left the facade and modernized both the inside and the back of the structure. The additional renovations, however, will create significant classroom space, while increasing the convenience of accessing Temple’s renowned Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute (IEI), which will be setting up shop on the first floor.“The growth of our student body and our faculty is a testament to the momentum of our school and the rankings our academic programs have attained,” said M. Moshe Porat, Dean of the Fox School of Business, “The space at 1810 Liacouras Walk will support our commitment to several other academic pillars, and improve the accessibility of the services we provide.”Completion of the project is slated for the fall semester of 2018, which lines up with the school’s 100th anniversary.last_img read more