This is the eighth set in an ongoing series of books. Each of the titles tells the story of a single building. It is our hope that as these books accumulate alongside our body of work, they, in their aggregate, will form a profile of our design intentions.
ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY: THE SANDRA DAY O’CONNOR COLLEGE OF LAW
The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University reinvents the traditional law school experience through the construction of a new, modern facility in downtown Phoenix. The building—a six-story, 260,000gsf complex—has state-of-the-art facilities, including a Great Hall for public events, which are accessible by a walkway that slices through interior of the building. The ground floor is designed to create a vibrant urban environment that encourages pedestrian connections between the ASU campus, the College of Law, and the local community.
INDIANA UNIVERSITY: GLOBAL AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES BUILDING
Indiana University’s new International Studies Building is a center for the study of foreign languages and humanistic inquiries into global cultures. The building, integrated into the topography of the sloping landscape incorporates locally quarried limestone with accents of stone from around the world clad the exterior. The texture and richness of materials form the basis of an interpretation and abstraction of the University’s architectural legacy.
VASSAR COLLEGE: INTEGRATED SCIENCE CENTER
The Vassar College Integrated Science Commons consolidates the Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, Physics, Astronomy, Computer Science, and Earth Science departments into one common building that creates a vibrant science culture for the campus.
ANDERSON COLLECTION: STANFORD UNIVERSITY
The Anderson Collection is a significant 20th-century American Art collection. The design for a dedicated gallery at Stanford University interprets the unique accessibility to the art as it had been exhibited throughout the Andersons’ home and offices to foster a powerfully direct and intimate experience, and the design is in line with the University’s directive to develop a prominent arts district.