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  7. Global and International Studies Building / Ennead Architects + Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf

Global and International Studies Building / Ennead Architects + Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf

  • 15:00 - 25 November, 2015
Global and International Studies Building / Ennead Architects + Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf
Global and International Studies Building / Ennead Architects + Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf, © Jeff Goldberg
© Jeff Goldberg

© Jeff Goldberg © Jeff Goldberg © Jeff Goldberg Courtesy of Ennead Architects + 35

  • Ennead Architects Design Partner

    Susan T. Rodriguez FAIA
  • Ennead Architects Management Partner

    Joseph Fleischer FAIA
  • Ennead Architects Project Manager

    Joshua Frankel AIA
  • Ennead Architects Senior Designer

    Daniel Stube AIA
  • Ennead Architects Project Architects

    Megan Miller AIA (Design), Andrew Sniderman AIA (Construction)
  • Ennead Architects Project Team

    Justine Cheng, Erkan Emre, Nicholas Hunt, Dean Kim AIA,
Alison Spear AIA, Andrew Sumners AIA
  • Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf Principal-in-Charge

    Jonathan Hess AIA
  • Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf Senior Project Manager

    Timothy Ritchotte
  • Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf Project Manager

    Chris Haskett
  • Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf Director of Sustainability

    Dan Overbey AIA
  • Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf Interior Design/Furnishings

    Lacey Causseaux
  • Lanscape Principal-in-Charge

    Barth Hendrickson ASLA
  • Landscape Project Manager

    Drew Braley ASLA
  • Structural

    Fink Roberts Petrie
  • MEP

    Durkin & Villalta Partners Engineering
  • Lighting

    Brandston Partnership, Inc.

  • Graphics

    H Plus Incorporated
  • Acoustics/AV

    Harvey Marshall Berling Associates
  • General Contractor

    Messer Construction
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Jeff Goldberg
© Jeff Goldberg

Text description provided by the architects. The new Global and International Studies Building defines an important cultural and academic crossroads at the heart of campus. Home to the new School of Global and International Studies and many of the language, literature and culture studies programs in IU’s College of Arts and Sciences, the new building provides flexible spaces for teaching and learning that extend beyond the classroom to foster collaboration and inter-disciplinary education. Integrated into the sloping topography at the eastern edge of the campus’s historic core, the design fuses building and landscape by framing a new terrace landscape as an extension of public gathering spaces within the building.

© Jeff Goldberg
© Jeff Goldberg

Compositionally the building’s two wings respond to the unique geometry of the site — one set by the orthogonal grid of the surrounding campus context and one generated by the curvilinear geometry of the arboretum and former velodrome to the west. A three-story glass enclosed volume unifies the building and defines the intersection of movement to and through the building. This monumental gathering space celebrates the University’s longstanding commitment to international studies on campus.

© Jeff Goldberg
© Jeff Goldberg
© Jeff Goldberg
© Jeff Goldberg

Sustainable design principles have informed the design with particular emphasis on the building’s solar orientation and the integration of daylight and views throughout the building. Locally quarried limestone on the building’s exterior continues the campus tradition with accents of vibrant colored stones from around the world making visual reference to the study of global cultures. This rich variety of materials and textures culminates in the interior with a three-story wall of international stones in the central atrium.

© Jeff Goldberg
© Jeff Goldberg

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Cite: "Global and International Studies Building / Ennead Architects + Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf" 25 Nov 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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