Walker Hall was designed as the centerpiece of the Walton College of Business, newly energized by a substantial endowment from the Walton family (of Walmart fame). A sculpted mass forming the eastern edge of the newly defined Business Quadrangle, Walker Hall’s complex program (including instructional spaces, trading rooms, meeting spaces, as well as a café space) resulted in a decentered building that, while faced in a self-effacing tone of ground-face block, nonetheless asserts itself through its subtle use of colored glass, protruding figural groupings of windows, and a huge entrance canopy (leading to a narrow, continuous stair cutting through to the lowest level of the interior).
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Willard J. Walker Hall
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