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"Student Unions, Campus as One"
Author: Taft, Kyle, AIA
Published In: Facilities Manager
Date: March/April 2006

Describes the importance of the student union and its impact on the texture of the campus. Focuses on three significant concepts in the design of new or renovated student unions: visual connections as "ambassador for the college or university;" physical relationship to transportation corridors, other buildings, and open space; and symbolic representation of events, ideals, and principles. As an essential gathering place, the student union offers many opportunities to make strong connections to the campus and at the same time strengthen the image and identify of the university or college.  Includes photos and examples of specific campuses.



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