Sense of Place

The Hotel at Kirkwood Center at Kirkwood Community College

Learning by doing

More than 300 students from five Kirkwood Community College (Iowa) programs study in state-of-the-art kitchens and classrooms, working alongside a 70-person professional staff.

University Center at The University of Memphis

Building a cultural center for a commuter school

What was originally supposed to be a renovation of the University Center at The University of Memphis (Tenn.) became a much bigger project.

School of Education at The College of William & Mary

More space, and all under one roof

Education students at The College of William & Mary (Va.) have a new building just for them?seven years in the making and the first time in 20 years that all of the school's people and programs will be housed together.

Livingston Campus Student Center at Rutgers

Student-driven project begins campus rebirth

The Livingston campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey was in need of a new identity. Thanks to a push from students and the vision of leaders, it's well on its way to becoming a center for professional education.

FUNCTION: Student center with social, recreational, dining, and learning spaces, plus a flexible theater space allowing for five different event configurations

Enotah Hall at Young Harris College

Filling a housing need, quickly but with style

Young Harris College (Ga.) needed more housing, and fast. This project had to move forward ahead of even a new campus master plan.

FUNCTION: A two hundred-bed residence hall with 50 suites

North Hall and Pedestrian Underpass at Montgomery County Community College

Expanding a campus, making downtown accessible

An art gallery with exposed brick walls displays works by faculty, students, alumni and local artists and has become a gathering spot for both the college and broader community.

Montgomery County Community College (Pa.) and the broader community benefit from adaptive reuse.

Chapel of the Holy Spirit at Sacred Heart University (Conn.)

Creating a dedicated space for meditation and worship

With just a tiny chapel located within its student center and main academic building, it was time for a standalone chapel at Sacred Heart.

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