UMass Amherst Integrative Learning Center
The transformative nature of the Integrative Learning Center (ILC) can hardly be overstated, serving as a new anchor for the campus through providing 2,000 seats of additional classroom space. The combined impact of this program and the project’s development have enhanced opportunities for learning, student life, department missions, movement through the central campus, and the identity of the institution itself.
Members of the Saam team worked on this project while at Burt Hill. Students and faculty gained an instructional center with classroom types and sizes not previously available on campus. Formal classrooms range from traditional mid-size lecture spaces to state-of-the-art, interactive, team-based learning environments. Providing classroom types and spaces within the building that stimulate collaboration and the exchange of ideas was a focal point of discussion and planning. This culture of collaboration and connectivity has fostered a supportive learning environment for students inside and outside the classroom.
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