Academic space doesn't evolve naturally into lab space. With that in mind, leaders at Wayne State University in Detroit have renovated the Gordon Scott Hall of Basic Medical Sciences so that it meets the school's current needs.
Is it a food court or is it a nightclub? Some creative renovations have made this space both.
FUNCTION: By day, the food court area of Old Dominion University's Webb Center offers franchise restaurants and room for studying and socializing. At night, students hit the same hot spot when they want a cool place to hang out.
Enhanced opportunities for personal growth and intellectual development are what students residing in West Virginia University's new residence hall will get.
FUNCTION: A residential college housing 350 students and a faculty member and his family, with 11 faculty fellows (including the resident faculty member) teaching freshmen seminars and 25 "associate members" from the community dropping in to interact with students
One reason this urban, land-locked school's identiTy wasn't fully understood was its lack of a central meeting place. As part of a campus rebranding effort, The University of Baltimore Student Center building has become a "literal and figurative 'face' of UB," says spokesman Chris Hart.
If executed, the winning scheme in the fourth annual Urban Land Institute's student urban design competition would change the way Saint Louis University (Mo.) students interact with their surroundings. Teams from throughout the nation were charged with designing a development site bordering SLU and the proposed Chouteau Greenway, a mixed-use development that will join two city parks.