“We are opening doors to success with our permanent home on campus — a distinctive facility with room for growth, which was designed for community engagement. Many people came together to make this building a reality for the Rady School and we are thankful to them all.”
— Robert S. Sullivan, Rady School Dean
Otterson Hall, was designed to encourage the interaction of the school with the UC San Diego campus and the wider San Diego community. The 50,000 square foot facility has classrooms, conference rooms and common areas for students, as well as faculty and staff offices. The building was designed by Ellerbe Becket of San Francisco and was dedicated on June 1, 2007.
The building was named Otterson Hall in honor of the late William (Bill) Otterson, co-founder of UCSD CONNECT, in appreciation for his contributions to the San Diego business community and his impact on the region.
The building was also designed with environmental sustainability in mind, using natural ventilation and energy efficient lighting. The office chairs in Otterson Hall are made of recycled content, locally sourced and low-emitting materials and they are 98 percent recyclable. The Rady School also uses solar panels on the roof of Otterson Hall to provide an added energy source for the building.
Founder Level Donors
We would like to thank our Founder Level donors who made Otterson Hall a reality with their generous support. Click here to learn more about our Founder Level Donors.
- Evelyn and Ernest Rady
- Betty and J. Robert Beyster
- Tanya and Charles Brandes
- Roberta and Malin Burnham
- Pauline and Stanley Foster
- Joan and Irwin Jacobs
- Carol and William Stensrud