Indiana University School of Global and International StudiesBloomington, Ind.
The Global and International Studies Building, a mix of both office and classroom areas, centralizes diverse programs that were once spread out over the Indiana University Bloomington campus. The design is approximately 174,000 square feet, and houses nearly 300 dedicated faculty offices, in addition to large areas for workstations integrated amongst the offices.
The auditorium, 13 classrooms, and six seminar rooms provide registrar controlled educational space along the bottom two floors. Large and small conference rooms are dispersed throughout the upper floors amongst the offices. The exterior architecture looks both to the past and to the future of the campus. The building is sited to continue the notion of a ‘front yard’ along Jordan Avenue. The exterior facades are rendered in modern adaptations of recognizable details from the historic buildings on campus. While the Jordan Avenue façade is familiarly massive with punched openings and grouped windows, the multi-story lobby is a transparent glass enclosure, designed to permit views within and beyond its boundaries, to and from Wells Library. The curved west wing forms a radial edge along The Arboretum, further integrating building and site.