A dramatically styled building enlivening a rather dull edge of campus, Champions Hall was designed to offer much-needed general classroom space, along with instructional spaces for math and biological sciences. Negotiating a steep hillside, the main entrance at the high north end offers a broad, shaded stairway along its west edge, asserting a theatrical presence to what might have been a rather ordinary academic building. Outdoor spaces set with café tables encourage students to linger and enjoy the public plaza space, a seemingly generous, even lively gesture in a part of campus given over to otherwise very serious endeavors. Such moves suggest a shift in campus thinking from traditional quad-rangles to a more urban calculation of space.
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