This campus hub for design-based learning features design studios, collaboration spaces, and fabrication facilities. A naturally-lit central atrium facilitates circulation at the lower level.
The structural system is designed to complement the building’s pavilion-like vision. Silman used long structural spans and exposed structural steel framing throughout to create open interiors and a flexible academic environment. A pair of 30-foot-tall cantilevered steel canopies highlight the main entrances.