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Sense of Place

WHY LET A ROOFTOP JUST BE A ROOFTOP? Officials at Marymount Manhattan, an independent institution of about 1,700 students with just two buildings on its Upper East Side neighborhood campus, transformed the rooftop of one building into an urban oasis.

BUILT IN JUST 10 MONTHS, Park University’s new “rooms with a view” take a big step in updating old housing stock.

ONCE CRAMPED FOR SPACE AND housed in five separate buildings, the School of Architecture at Woodbury University (Calif.) now has both a dramatic anchor and room to grow.

--Function: A 19,000-square-foot new facility for the School of Architecture houses studios, critique spaces, support spaces, and a multipurpose room.

A 34,560-SQUARE-FOOT ADDITION to the School of Law building at Texas Tech University in Lubbock brings the law school community?and community at large?closer together.

--FUNCTION: A high-tech courtroom and large auditorium/classroom are the major components of the Mark and Becky Lanier Professional Development Center.

LOCATED IN THE ACADEMIC heart of campus, this facility is a conversation starter in which conversations are started.

--FUNCTION: Coffeehouse, café, and meeting place

Bringing new life to a 1950s-era theater involves addressing everything from stage size and lighting and sound to temperature control and audience comfort.

<B>-FUNCTION</B>: Art, music, and theater facility-with studio, classroom, and performance space-for The Sarofim School of Fine Arts.

ALUMNI OF WESTMINSTER College, founded in 1875 and located in Salt Lake City, finally have a place on campus to call home.

FUNCTION: Alumni building with reception areas, conference rooms, offices, and a meeting room seating up to 100.

LOCATED ON THE CAPE COD CANAL, THE MASSACHUSETTS MARI-time Academy campus has spruced up its cadet dorms while making room for more students by adding floors to its existing complex.

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