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Sense of Place

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

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.

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

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

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.

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 space includes a dry stream and moss garden, as well as a traditional dry landscape garden and a "strolling garden."

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.

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

AN OUTDOOR "LIVING ROOM" accessible from the main campus by foot or bike, the waterfront at St. Mary’s has been given a structural makeover.

? FUNCTION: The quarter mile or so of space on the shore of the St. Mary’s River is better equipped than ever as a spot for sports, recreation, and learning.

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