The National University Academic Center at Spectrum Business Park is a single-story classroom and office facility that can accommodate 1,000 students. The building is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. These extended hours require the common areas to be an integral part of the facility design.
The Academic Center has several common areas for students, staff COST PER SQ FT$115.00CITATIONSilver CitationFEATURED IN2001 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYCommon Areas visitors:
-A galleria space serves as the main circulation corridor for the facility and provides informal study and waiting areas. It also is used for a variety of special events.
-A computer lab accommodates 62 students in cluster-style workstations. This lab contains computers, a shared printer and a television, and is open to all National University students.
-A boardroom can be reserved by staff, students or outside groups for special meetings.
-Two student lounge/dining areas allow students to bring their dinner to the Academic Center and eat prior to the start of classes.
Exterior photo: ©Mark Dastrup Photography
"Good use of furniture groupings, plants and materials. Indirect light and wall sconces provide an intimate quality at night."--2001 jury