A 123,000 square-foot project, the Columbus Indiana Learning Center is a state of the art space created to meet the community’s educational and workforce needs. The building will be flexible enough to accommodate the expansion of Indiana University / Purdue University Columbus, Purdue School of Technology Columbus, and Ivy Tech State College Columbus.
The Center’s location between existing buildings serves to bridge the physical and psychological gap between institutions. An enclosed pathway and main gathering spaces at either end further encourages this flow. Wired lounges punctuate the corridor to facilitate interaction. Stairs rise from these areas to high-tech education spaces that are interspersed with counseling and assessment services.
The Columbus Indiana Learning Center won the 2001 New York City AIA Project Design Award.
(Images taken by Woodruff/Brown and Molly McGowen)
Columbus, IN 2005