University of Idaho University Commons
The University Commons forms a 145,000 sf facility at the heart of the campus. It improves campus cohesion, providing a gathering place for the University community and bringing social activities, food/retail, and student services together. The building’s design encourages the intensity of use that marks successful university buildings. Massing elements are adopted which respect the traditional building scale and sloped roof forms found on campus. Inside, the building’s functions are clustered around a central, three-level, open atrium space surrounded by food services, seminar rooms and study lounges.