Design - Student Center Case Study and Analysis (Complete)

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Definition ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 2
Design Parameters ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 3
Design Strategies ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 4
Case Studies of a Student Center Foreign ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 5 Local ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 18
Site Analysis ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 24
Bibliography ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 27
Space Programming ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 28
Space Inter-Relationship Matrix ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 33
Bubble Diagram ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 34

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The recently constructed building includes a two-story gathering area articulated with a vaulted roof, clerestory windows, exposed split-face concrete masonry column and exposed steel trusses. To balance scale and dimension, designers created a floor design that both complements the natural surroundings and proportions the space. Armstrong™ Stonetex EXELON® vinyl composition tile (VCT) allowed the design team to create a pattern that handsomely meets aesthetic goals and satisfies the need for cost efficiency.
The design challenge for architectural firm Sheehan Van Woert Bigotti Architects was to create a large gathering space on campus that managed to incorporate an inviting and comfortable atmosphere for congregation, studying and conversation. The Student Center, which serves as the campus student services facility, is the third major building design project the firm has completed for the community college. For the circulation spaces of the main student lounge and mezzanine areas, Stonetex is used in multiple, organic colors. The design was influenced by similar projects including the Perry Community Education Campus in Ohio and the Orland Park Village Center in Illinois. In all these applications, the floor…

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