The interior of the nine-story, 263,000-square-foot structure, which serves approximately 2,000 students and 500 faculty and staff members and houses a variety of public programs, builds on this idea. Each space, whether self-contained or open, is a unique shape. Many of the walls slope or slice through space. Asymmetrical windows cut into the walls of interior lecture halls, classrooms and computer labs. Flowing around and among these and the building’s myriad other facilities – sound stages, recording studios, screening rooms, exhibit and performance spaces, a multipurpose theater and other discrete areas – are “interactive spaces.” More expansive than traditional passageways, but more intimate than formal classrooms, they are designed to encourage impromptu exchanges and spontaneous collaboration. An abundance of natural light throughout further enhances the spirit of limitless possibility and outside-the-box thinking.......more