Sense of Place

Sense of Place

Arts Barn at Sweet Briar College (Va.)

Sense of Place

University of California, San Diego's Biomedical Library

FUNCTION: Library for students and faculty, as well as the San Diego region's biotech and life sciences communities and area physicians

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University of North Dakota Student Wellness Center

More than 100,000 square feet of wellness were added to the University of North Dakota's main campus in Grand Forks.

FUNCTION: To support emotional, environmental, intellectual, physical, social, spiritual, and vocational/occupational dimensions of wellness.

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Scott Hall of Medical Sciences at Wayne State U

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.

Old Dominion University (Va.) House of Blue

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.

West Virginia University: Lincoln Hall

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

University of Baltimore (Md.) Student Center.

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.

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Haverford College (Pa.) Gardner Integrated Athletic Center

FUNCTION: Sports and rec center featuring interactive art exhibits and displays of athletics history at Haverford College, a 1,140-student school.

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Saint Louis University: Competition Answers Campus "What If..."

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.

Academic Center at St. Francis College (N.Y.)

This campus is not just located in Brooklyn Heights. It truly serves the community there, with this new building and others.

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