The home of the Weatherhead School of Management is the Frank Gehry-designed Peter B. Lewis Building. The Lewis Building reflects the spirit of Weatherhead’s innovative approach and clearly places Weatherhead in the vanguard of business education. It redefines the way a business school should look, just as Weatherhead redefines the way management education should be taught. Learn about the origin of our architectual landmark building through an online tour.
About Peter B. Lewis
In 1965, in one of the first leveraged buyouts in history, Peter B. Lewis took control of his family’s 100-employee Cleveland insurance company. His radical idea: insure drivers no other company would touch. Forty years later, the Progressive Corporation is the nation’s third-largest auto insurer with 27,000 employees and sales of $13.4 billion. In 1999, Mr. Lewis donated $36.9 million to the Weatherhead School for the building that bears his name—the most recent gift in a series of contributions to Case Western Reserve University honoring four generations of the Lewis family who have attended the University.
The Peter B. Lewis Building is available to rent on a limited basis for business purposes. We are unable to accommodate personal events at this time. If you are interested in renting the building, please contact Laura Watt at 216.368.2041.