The new College Student Center provides a one-stop student services facility that has become an icon for the college and unites the entire campus. The vision for the Center was to create a facility that promotes diversity and inclusiveness by being accessible and making all feel welcome, and creating a space that is inviting, comforting, promotes learning outside the classroom, and is seen as a national benchmark for innovative collegiate student services facilities. The building is sited in the center of the campus. A glass lobby element dissects the building, connecting the east and west portions of the campus symbolically and physically joining the administration to student life. Careful consideration was given to the interplay of natural light, artificial light, air flow, architectural openness, connectivity of internal and external spaces, sustainability, and the beauty and tranquility provided by the existing water feature and wetlands.
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