As the centerpiece of our prior capital campaign nearly two decades ago, our award-winning Berkeley Haas campus and its three interconnected buildings brought our community together in a dramatic way. When we moved into our current building in 1995, we had 1,300 students. Today we have 2,200 students in six degree programs and hundreds more in non-degree programs, such as executive education. To continue delivering our programs at competitive levels, we need to upgrade and expand our classrooms and other physical assets to meet evolving needs.
As part of our strategic plan, we are committed to transforming our Haas campus into a space that supports learning, collaboration, and community. The initial phase included renovating our Haas courtyard into a versatile, open space for campus-wide interaction and gatherings. New air conditioning installed in the Cheit Hall classrooms guarantees a learning-friendly environment year-round. And a new Innovation Lab gives team-based and experiential courses the space they need to thrive.
The next phase, currently underway, is the construction of an 80,000-square-foot North Academic Building, which will be devoted entirely to student learning and interaction. It will complement the three existing Berkeley Haas buildings and provide cutting-edge facilities to accommodate future advancements in management education.