Sense of Place

The North Country Japanese Garden at St. Lawrence University

A place for reflection and learning

The space includes a dry stream and moss garden, as well as a traditional dry landscape garden and a "strolling garden."

Kogod School of Business at American University

Bringing students and faculty together, enhancing the school?s community

Down to business: Learning and community building among students and faculty now take place in the same facility?which contains high-tech touches such as a virtual Wall Street trading floor.

Mary B. McMahan Hall at Stetson University

Cramped quarters prompt new School of Music facility

STUDYING AND TEACHING MUSIC at Stetson University (Fla.) are now more melodious experiences, thanks to a new School of Music facility.

? FUNCTION: Rehearsal and teaching space

The Waterfront at St. Mary?s College of Maryland

Enhancing a campus environmental gem

AN OUTDOOR "LIVING ROOM" accessible from the main campus by foot or bike, the waterfront at St. Mary’s has been given a structural makeover.

? FUNCTION: The quarter mile or so of space on the shore of the St. Mary’s River is better equipped than ever as a spot for sports, recreation, and learning.

New Lab Space at Bryant University (R.I.)

Making an older building?s science facilities new again

WHEN A NEW LIBRARY FREED UP THREE STORIES originally used for that purpose in Unistructure, Bryant’s main academic building, it was a prime opportunity for the science department to expand and upgrade its facilities.

? FUNCTION: Lab and research space for undergraduates and faculty

Lowerre Family Terrace at Marymount Manhattan College (N.Y.)

Maximizing space in an urban setting

WHY LET A ROOFTOP JUST BE A ROOFTOP? Officials at Marymount Manhattan, an independent institution of about 1,700 students with just two buildings on its Upper East Side neighborhood campus, transformed the rooftop of one building into an urban oasis.

Copley Quad at Park University (Mo.)

New residence halls help boost university?s competitive edge

BUILT IN JUST 10 MONTHS, Park University’s new “rooms with a view” take a big step in updating old housing stock.

Woodbury University Studio Building

Completing?and unifying?an architecture school

ONCE CRAMPED FOR SPACE AND housed in five separate buildings, the School of Architecture at Woodbury University (Calif.) now has both a dramatic anchor and room to grow.

--Function: A 19,000-square-foot new facility for the School of Architecture houses studios, critique spaces, support spaces, and a multipurpose room.

A Positive Verdict

Lanier Professional Development Center at Texas Tech School of Law

A 34,560-SQUARE-FOOT ADDITION to the School of Law building at Texas Tech University in Lubbock brings the law school community?and community at large?closer together.

--FUNCTION: A high-tech courtroom and large auditorium/classroom are the major components of the Mark and Becky Lanier Professional Development Center.

A Central Place to Meet and Greet

Raymond and Susan Brochstein Pavilion at Rice University (Texas)

LOCATED IN THE ACADEMIC heart of campus, this facility is a conversation starter in which conversations are started.

--FUNCTION: Coffeehouse, caf?, and meeting place

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