The Cougar Business Resource Center was created to give students in the School of Business a place to meet for team project collaboration, as well as a place for presentations and video conferencing. There are also offices for professors to support students with advisement and subject expertise.
It was important for the space to reflect the SIUE brand by the use of University colors. Furniture was chosen to appeal to the students, and for its durability to withstand hard and constant use in the space open to students 16 hours per day.
The visual appeal and the functionality of the space makes this a popular meeting place for student collaboration and a positive influence on student recruitment.