This building was designed to create a strong new archetype for the university’s new campus master plan and to anticipate a more collegial vocabulary for a rejuvenated campus. Situated on a significant intersection near the center of the campus, the building frames a new campus “green” and becomes an architectural gateway.
The building’s large program splits COST PER SQ FT$126.00FEATURED IN2003 Architectural Portfolio departments, offices for staff, classrooms, computer labs and biology laboratories between two four-story masonry masses, which are situated about an equally tall winter garden. These masses are woven through with the modern, three-story curved bar and the large glazed portions of the winter garden. The red brick, punched-window vocabulary of the lower three stories are topped with a recessed fourth story clad in Indiana limestone and a projecting eave. The winter garden has become a popular gathering space on campus.