UMass Amherst Integrative Learning Center

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A new anchor for the campus provides 2,000 seats of additional classroom space.

Location
Amherst, MA
Completion
2014
Size
150,000 sf
Project Team
At Burt Hill
Koos Louw, Principal-in-Charge
Diana Nicklaus, Principal-in-Charge (Construction), CM at Risk selection committee member
Diana Ostberg, Project Architect, BIM Lead
Roslyn Child, Staff Architect
Linda Smiley, Programming
Ed Bourget, QAQC

The transformative nature of the Integrative Learning Center (ILC) can hardly be overstated. The combined impact of this program and the project’s development enhances opportunities for learning, student life, department missions, movement through the central campus, and the identity of the Institution itself.

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 has been 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.

LEED Gold

© Christian Phillips Photography
© Christian Phillips Photography
© Christian Phillips Photography
© Christian Phillips Photography
© Christian Phillips Photography