• LaBella Associates

SUNY Geneseo's Trading Room Provides Real-Time Data and Dynamic Learning Environment

How do you prepare students of today for careers in finance, economics and accounting? Simulation labs create opportunities for learning using real-time data display and analysis tools to make business education reflect Wall Street’s dynamism. At SUNY Geneseo, LaBella converted an existing South Hall computer lab into a new 1,100 square foot Trading Room.

The space was designed for team-oriented collaboration, featuring a variety of seating styles, a writable wall surface, and power and data access for a multitude of devices. The stock ticker tape and new electronic technology displays can be used for both real-time and simulated trading.

“We wanted a space students would want to be in throughout the day, and not a space that sits empty until someone needs to access a Bloomberg terminal. LaBella truly maximized the usefulness of the space we were converting by creating a room that can be both lounge and classroom,” SUNY Geneseo Dean of Business Dr. Denise Rotondo said. “The team of architects and interior designers were a pleasure to work with and we could not be happier with the result.”