OUTSTANDING DESIGN AWARD: American School & University
A national search for a new college president provided an opportunity to reorganize and upgrade the technology of the Administrative Suite and the sterile, 30-year-old Systems Construction, with a on a 30-foot column grid and a rigid 5-ffot lighting grid.
The school wanted to provide a dignified, and inviting atmosphere for students, staff, the Board of Trustees and potential donors to college fund raising.
The design solution transforms a long, narrow access corridor into short segments by 2 rotundas at Department Entrances. Fixed column locations enclosed with cherry paneling establish the dominant design concept that focuses on the Reception Area at the end of the corridor. Lighting highlights one side of the corridor to exhibit student artwork in panels framed by matching fluted pilasters.