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Sense of Place

Those familiar with the University of New Hampshire often hear its name and first think of Thompson Hall. UNH's original building, circa 1892, stands out on campus and appears everywhere from on letterheads to online. It's listed on the national historic registry, too.

02/2007

Located adjacent to the University of Notre Dame (Ind.) campus, Raclin-Carmichael Hall was built through a partnership that benefits two institutions and the greater community, which faces a shortage of doctors.

FUNCTION: Medical school building for education and research

01/2007
12/2006

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

11/2006

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.

10/2006

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.

06/2006

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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