The Andre B. Lacy School of Business operates in an ecosystem filled with in-state competitors that dwarf it in size. Dean Steve Standifird figures if you can’t match them in size, you’d better be more agile and adaptable.
The stuff buyers pack into outdoor living areas varies according to taste. Some opt for outdoor kitchens, though most see the space as a place to chill rather than sling hash. Some spaces are even equipped with outdoor-rated televisions that—allegedly—can stay in the yard year round.