UW-River Falls Davee Library - Banks Center

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This project involved nothing short of a transformation. Developed in the midst of a row of generic computer labs in the existing University of Wisconsin-River Falls library, the Banks Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry has become one of the most sought out academic spaces on campus.

As a place to kindle creativity and academic interchange, the model classroom was designed for use by multiple disciplines in a variety of configurations to support lectures, collaborative learning, and small group interaction. A moveable wall and full technology infrastructure add to the flexibility of this space. A director’s office and seminar room are also part of this 2,800-square-foot project.

The Center is marked by a gathering point along a common corridor with a halo of light above an inlay abstraction of the Vitruvian Man, Leonardo da Vinci’s drawing of man’s proportion within the context of Renaissance art and science.

Project Information

Client's Name

Wisconsin Department of Administration, Division of Facilities Development

Location

River Falls, WI

Primary Service

Architecture

Client Type

Government-State / Federal / Tribal