To prepare students interested in the world of finance, Quinnipiac University invested in a state-of-the-art classroom experience, fully equipped as a functional trading floor with real-time access to market data. The design incorporated actual software and equipment used on Wall Street, enabling students to experience real-life situations like tracking market CAPACITY53COST PER SQ FT$220.00FEATURED IN2014 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYSpecialized and learning from actual market news. This learning environment helps students compete for financial sector jobs.
The architectural space evokes the feeling of being inside the mechanics and software running the markets. The mechanical systems and distributed wiring of the building are visible between and above a perforated serpentine ceiling. The walls are alive with information, projected and internally generated. Sitting in the space feels as if you have joined a living and breathing international market already in progress.
Seamlessly integrated into the existing academic building, classrooms and meeting spaces have large windows onto the curving corridor. Benches and blackboards are arranged just outside of the classroom for impromptu gatherings where students frequently ask questions just before or after class.