Sense of Place

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.

Sense of Place

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.

Sense of Place

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

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.

Texas Tech University's Student Union Building

After multiple additions, the character of an original building can get lost. But what's old can be made new again.

FUNCTION: Campus center for groups, special uses, and everyday social interaction among students and staff at Texas Tech.

The Culinary Institute of America: Anton Plaza

With a fountain, cupolas, and other aesthetic features, a 32,500-square-foot plaza serves as a campus centerpiece while alleviating a parking crunch for this Hyde Park, N.Y., college.

FUNCTION: Located in front of Roth Hall, Anton Plaza is an everyday gathering place that also can be used for outdoor banquets.

Minnesota State University, Mankato: Otto Recreation Center

FUNCTION: Rec center and student lounge

Binghamton University (N.Y.) Appalachian Collegiate Center

FUNCTION: Social hub (dining hall, meeting and lounge space, snack bar, convenience store) for campus community of four residence halls

Academic and Performing Arts Center, Central Piedmont Community College

It's fitting that the central campus of CPCC, located seconds from downtown Charlotte, N.C., has an inviting front door.

Function: Multi-use facility with performing arts space (including a 1,000-seat theater), studios and classrooms, and a student life center.

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