Higher Education Academic Building
Campus jewel radiates beside water
A concept for a 100,000-square-foot academic center commands an adjacent pond, which becomes an orienting device for those within the facility. The design encourages people to linger and engage in the building and its surroundings. Legat worked with designer Steve Brubaker on the concept.
- Spherical planetarium on the water serves as focal point
- Grand community space flows out into the lake
- Boardwalk that wraps facility offers opportunities for socialization and reflection