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A.T. Still University, Interprofessional Education & Dental School, Kirksville, Missouri | Architectural & Interior Design Team, Completed 2013
The University desired a connection between students in the existing schools on campus with the new dental students – both socially and educationally. To promote this, the building includes classrooms and specialized labs used by other schools on campus and generous circulation space for study and collaboration.
Together with surrounding buildings, the new building defines a new outdoor green space, the first on the existing campus. The form reinforces existing campus patterns – a hard edge facing the town and soft shapes dominating the interior of the campus.
The transparent envelope reinforces the relationship between the interior and the landscape outside. A combination of clear and translucent glasses, the envelope modulates light and views according to the spaces inside. The interior materials used in the labs and public spaces vary in transparency, texture and color. At night, interior colors of different hues emanate a soft glow on the green space outside, revealing the activity inside to the campus, connecting the campus together.
AIA St. Louis 2014 Honor Award in Architecture
Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts, "Laura Zeidker Finuf / Master of Architecture, 2011" (2014). Women in the Design World: Work in Progress. 35.
Women in the Design World: Work in Progress, an exhibition presented by the Sam Fos School of Design and Visual arts in conjunction with the Women in Architecture Symposium 2014.