The Bronfman Building opened in 1972 on the corner of Sherbrook and McTavish to house the Faculty of Management.
By the early 1970s, McGill’s Faculty of Management had outgrown its home in Purvis Hall and a house on McTavish Street. Samuel Bronfman, CC, one of the University’s most generous donors, recognized the urgent need for more space. He provided the means to construct a new building for the expanding Faculty. The Bronfman Building, designed in the Brutalist style by Chadwick, Pope and Edge, contained a library, classrooms, offices and conference rooms.
Enrolment continued to expand, with new programs and institutes being added. In 2005, the Canadian Credit Management Foundation and Dr. Marcel Desautels, CM, made what was then the single largest donation to a business school in Canada, and the Faculty was renamed in his honour.