415,000 sf.
12 Lecture Classrooms
167 Faculty Offices
31 Group Study Rooms

Building Academic Excellence and Respecting Neighbors

How do you design and build a 415,000 sf new building structure in a neighborhood defined by historic architecture and residential life? You respect architectural history by not trying to duplicate it and you minimize the building mass. Over half of this building was built below grade level. Natural light reaches the underground classroom level through large floor openings.  A primary design element was created by constructing an 80-foot high enclosed glass winter garden.  This winter garden serves as this building’s community heart - an indoor quadrangle continuing a campus planning motif.  The sculptural winter garden columns respect and acknowledge the Gothic arch geometry defined by the historic gothic design building neighbors. 

Rotholz led the Development Management Team from Competition to Move-in
Architects: Rafael Viñoly Architects
Contractor: Turner Construction Company