Occupying a gateway area, this building provides a distinctive modern landmark. With innovative buckling restrained braced frames, it’s designed to withstand earthquakes.
- This new 100,000 s.f. building was the first step in creating a new space for academic rooms, administrative offices, and student services that were previously housed in Warren Hall. The four-story, steel-frame structure uses innovative buckling restrained braced frames, which will dissipate seismic energy during large earthquakes, making it a more seismically secure space for faculty and students.
- A large notch in the middle of the building was designed to allow for more natural light and required particular problem-solving, as it created a break in the middle of the structure. The notch aesthetically increases the architectural variety of the building’s exterior and showcases the architect’s unique vision for this stunning structure.