The Hodge Hall Undergraduate Center addition and renovation creates an experiential learning environment for student collaboration. New classrooms, meeting and student spaces support Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. Maximizing space utilization and efficiency, floors were extended to create multi-purpose and spacious areas for students to focus, relax, study and interact. Tiered classrooms promote team-based work.
The addition and renovation allows the university to accommodate an increasing student enrollment while sustaining a high level of academic excellence. A distinctive new entry welcomes visitors and provides an identity for the undergraduate school. Spacious multipurpose rooms provide lounge space and areas for study. The rooms can also be used for small lectures, special events and receptions. High ceilings, wood paneling and beams are reflective of the university’s traditional architecture. The carefully designed architecture draws from the original Indiana University School of Business, Woodburn Hall.
Surrounding the building, limestone faced seat walls define the site, complement the building architecture, and relate to adjacent building site walls. The
plaza spaces offer opportunities for student gathering with stunning views of the Indiana University arboretum and surrounding campus.
Native plantings provide flowering and color to mark the change of seasons, rain gardens with tolerant plant material store and cleanse site storm-water run-off. Phased, maintained, and connected campus and building site utility systems are included with-in the construction zone of the project.