GLOBAL AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES BUILDING, INDIANA UNIVERSITY| Bloomington, IN | 175,000 GSF
2015 | Susan T. Rodriguez as Design Partner, Ennead Architects
The new Global and International Studies Building at Indiana University defines an important cultural and academic crossroads at the center of campus. The building houses the new School of Global and International Studies and many of the programs in the College of Arts and Sciences. Compositionally, two wings respond to the unique geometry of the site dictated by the orthogonal grid of the campus context to the east and the curvilinear geometry of the arboretum and former stadium to the west. A three-story glass-enclosed volume unifies the building to frame a new terraced landscape, an extension of the public gathering space within. The design provides flexible spaces for teaching and learning that extend beyond the classroom to foster collaboration and inter-disciplinary education. On the exterior, locally quarried limestone continues campus tradition while vibrant colored stones from around the world make 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.
Photo Credit | Jeff Goldberg | Esto, Aislinn Weidele
GLOBAL AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES BUILDING, INDIANA UNIVERSITY
A cultural crossroads on campus