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"Chapter 8: Student Unions: The Campus as One"
Author: Taft, Kyle, AIA
Published In: Stewardship & Accountability in Campus Planning, Design & Construction
Date: 2006

As a major building on campus, the student union--whether renovated or new--has an impact on the "texture" of the campus.  Discusses three design considerations that can help integrate the student union within the campus surroundings: visual connections, physical relationships, and symbolic representations.  Describes how specific colleges and universities have addressed these design considerations in their student unions.

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