new are stitched together in this mixed-academic use building in the heart of a
historic campus. This 145,000 square foot, collegiate Jacobethan building
consists of a complex program of classrooms, laboratories, offices, and
learning commons which are arranged much like a building in a dense urban
setting: very public and porous spaces at the ground floor level and a variety
of semi-public/private spaces for seven academic departments "housed"
in the upper four floors.
mixed-used program is celebrated by the intersection of horizontal and vertical
- circulation and transparency. This concept is accentuated by a five-story
atrium and curtain wall - providing each academic unit an identity within the
building. Daylight, reflective surfaces, bright colors, and selective use of
glazing provide a dynamic and welcoming backdrop to engage student activity,
comfort, and collaboration.
renovation (67,000 SF) and addition (78,000 SF) are distinguished by inventive
details; distinguishing use of materials and color; and, organization of
programmatic elements to maximize the spatial opportunities within its adaptive
reuse. The tailored and warm character of the 1930's collegiate Gothic and art
deco interiors are contrasted - yet complimented by - the crisp and vibrant,
contemporary finished of the atrium and addition. Many of the existing building
elements were retained and refreshed to create spaces layered with history and
variety of shared spaces are provided to encourage a multi-disciplinary live,
learn, and play environment. Many non-programmed spaces were provided to help
student engage with one another and to connect diverse colleges and programs.
The renovation and addition
were constructed to achieve a 60% energy reduction according to principles of
the 2030 Challenge and is certified LEED Gold.