China Europe International Business School: Expansion Campus

This expansion, adjacent to the original CEIBS campus—also designed by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners—doubles the internationally respected business school’s facilities.

The facility comprises a new conference center, academic center, commons, and residence halls. Constructed from renewable regional sources using local vernacular construction technologies, the campus joins the values of East and West in a calm but purposeful synthesis of transparency, reflection, and light.

Referencing the layout of the original campus, the buildings are interspersed with greenery and arranged around a shared central space, reminiscent of the traditional Chinese courtyard plan.

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a four-hectare site in the Jinquiao Export Processing Zone of the Pudong new area of Shanghai


61,000 m2 / 657,000 ft2


Campus I: 10 acres; building gsf: 370,000 ft2 Campus II: 10 acres; building gsf: 650,000 ft2


China Europe International Business School

PCF&P Services

Campus planning, architecture, exterior envelope, interior design of public spaces



lead designer

Ian Bader

Project Credits

Associate Architect: China Haisum Engineering Co., Ltd.; Landscape Architecture: Pei Cobb Freed & Partners; Interiors: Pei Cobb Freed & Partners; Images: Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, Ian Bader/Pei Cobb Freed & Partners