Ivy Tech State College—Bloomington, Academic Building

Bloomington, Indiana

An illuminated glass and marble reception desk welcomes and orients visitors to Ivy Tech State College. The soaring, sunlit lobby reveals the frequently visited library and bookstore at the top of twin stairways. The gleaming terrazzo floor extends through a diagonal circulation corridor, culminating in the circular elevator lobby that serves as both gathering space and ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY2,000COST PER SQ FT$97.70FEATURED IN2003 Educational Interiors2003 Architectural PortfolioINTERIOR CATEGORYCommon Areas node. Lined with built-in benches, the wide corridor provides convenient overflow waiting areas for financial aid and student-service areas along the circulation corridor. Elegant marble is featured in corner accents on pilaster, providing a durable and economical classic wall treatment. Lobby wall panels of Italian marble and German Jura stone provide the ideal combination of warm elegance and durability.

These common spaces project the professional and inviting image desired by college administrators, while fulfilling requirements for generous areas for circulation, mingling and waiting. The common spaces also provide a classic and durable environment that will stand the test of time as it serves a rapidly growing student body.