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Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture
Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture
Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects
Columbus, Ohio
On the western edge of campus at Ohio State University, this 176,000-square-foot structure sits near the football stadium, business school, and laboratory buildings. The long, sectionally complex building attempts to engage its surroundings by "enclosing, defining, and confronting the spaces and existing buildings of this larger site," according to the architects. The interior of the building is organized around a vertical circulation path, leading toward a glazed volume holding the school’s 30,000-volume library. Along the way, students pass by faculty offices and have views back down to their studios.
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