The U-shaped complex of 3 buildings is part of a new quadrangle of 6 buildings at the northern edge of the campus and is designed in collaboration with Cooper Robertson & Partners and Karlsberger Associates.
The 3-story high academic buildings around an open-ended courtyard define the eastern side of the quadrangle. Gerlach Hall is a 69,000 sq. ft. building of classrooms, administrative offices and student lounge for the graduate program; Schoenbaum Hall, 63,000 sq. ft. is the center of the undergraduate program providing 14 classrooms, administrative offices and a 270-seat auditorium, and Mason Hall 63,300 sq. ft. is the school’s Main Library and Resource Center.
The brick-clad buildings present an edge of continuous height and cornice towards the city with dramatic portals framing entries to the campus. A low arcade of sturdy brick columns surrounds the courtyard, while a tall columnar façade marks the double height student lounge and the distinctive form of the Library Rotunda juts into the yard as an important feature of the quadrangle ensemble.
In association with Karlsberger Architecture & Cooper Robertson & Partners