• Improve wayfinding: A landmark tower, located at the south-east corner of the site, is most visible to students as they approach from the Student Union and Putnam Way.
• Increase academic interaction: The tower provides large open spaces for student-faculty programs such as “Cooking classes with your professor.”
• Promote healthy and sustainable lifestyles: The ground floor provides areas for healthy eating and storing bicycles.
A key aspect of the UB 2020 master plan is the housing development along Lee Road that leads to the heart of the campus. The living learning quarter acts as a bridge between on-campus housing and academic facilities. The building used the full length of the site to maximize the use of the “bridge,” as well as to maximize natural light.