Clemson University College of ArchitectureEdit profile
Lee Hall College of Architecture accommodates students from 12 different degree programmes across the departments of art, architecture, construction science and landscape architecture at Clemson University.
Thomas Phifer and Partners designed the building as a place where students on different courses can see into each other's studios and share some of their workspaces, intended to increase "cross pollination" between disciplines.
"The process of making this work is such a celebratory testament to the collaborative spirit in architecture," said Thomas Phifer. "These are the very principles that form the foundation for interdisciplinary learning at Lee Hall."
Rooms on the ground floor feature glazed partitions to afford views from one area of the building to another. A sequence of first floor mezzanines are suspended above, where students and tutors can observe the activities below, plus more glazed studios are sandwiched between.
Huge doughnut-shaped skylights direct natural light into the double-height spaces, while glazed elevations to the north and south offer views out across the campus.
A terrace is positioned to the north of the building to provide a place where students can build large-scale models.