Completion: September 2009
Size: 5,070 SF
This renovation project of a limited scope and area redesigned Wright State University’s largest study space, transforming it into an exciting group study area containing numerous study options along with a coffee bar.
The new design acknowledges both the youthfulness of the users and the importance of varied study environments. With a range of seating options from intimate lounge areas to 4 person café tables to large 6-8 person group study tables, the space can now more appropriately meet the diverse needs of the students.
The overall character of the project is determined by a number of related elements that define the space. Acrylic ceiling and wall panels provide color and light and define or limit views. Curved fabric-wrapped ceiling elements create private study niches. An intricately patterned cork floor both softens the space and provides a degree of acoustic control while reinforcing the definition of the spaces by changes in texture and pattern.