Monday, August 16, 2010

the textures and patterns within the new williamson school of business

Today the ribbon was cut at the outstanding new building for the Williamson College of Business Administration.

This LEED-certified structure is located between YSU and the downtown - effectively connecting the two districts previously separated by two blocks of quasi-industrial space.

The building helps to cement the reality of the downtown and university as a single united locus - filled with talent, arts, technology and business.

Here are a few pictures of the colors and textures within the building:

a video of the interior:

more views from the inside - and make sure to check out the sight lines and views to downtown from the building.

some added design features:

a shower in the building for after you commute to work on your bike.

(or for after you've stood outside under the summer sun during a ribbon counting)

The water pressure was pretty good, but the temperature was a little cold for my tastes.

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another design feature:

the sweeping views of downtown from multiple conference rooms and public space in the building:

Hopefully the utility poles will be able to be buried in the future for unobstructed views.

One final neat thing noticed:

During today's ceremonies, an impressive Youngstown State backdrop was behind the podium:

But if you look closely, the background is actually a huge sticker...fabricated to match the speckled stone and mortar designs that one finds throughout the entire exterior.

Overall, the $36 million dollar building is a fine addition to campus.

One any penguin can be proud of.


Tyler said...

Great post. Thanks for sharing these photos.

elecpenciljim said...

Great photos of one beautiful building.