STSS Building

KPF Architects  |  Junior Designer  |  2010

The Science Teaching and Student Services Center (STSS) is a 80,000 square foot facility that incorporates, advanced learning classrooms (ALCs), student services center, and student lounge.  The five story buildings is located around a dense bar of classrooms facing east towards campus, while the west side of the building is a made up of informal gathering spaces facing the views of downtown and the Mississippi river.  Themes of transparency, translucency, reflection, and refraction were used to inform the formal vocabulary, as well as, the material vocabulary.