Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY / Global Village
As part of RIT's campus outreach to other countries, the new Global Village houses students from abroad as well as students who participate in international Co-op programs in apartment-style housing. The multiple building complex is organized around a central courtyard, designed to provide a space to promote outdoor activity. Supporting RIT's initiative to create state-of-the-art housing, dining and lifestyle options, the Village features student amenities such as a restaurant, convenience store, copy center, mail/package facilities, and a fitness center, creating an urban feel for the complex.
IIDA New England Interior Design Awards 2011 – Honorable Mention, Education
Project photography by David Lamb
"The particular brilliance of the Global Village design is in its success in creating a lively and well-defined urban space which pulls the existing dining center and University Services Center into its design orbit. The resultant network of stairs, pedestrian ways, plantings, seating and other amenities creates a unique campus place which is immediately identifiable and is essentially self-branding."
James R. Yarrington, AIA, NCARB, Director of Campus Planning, Design and Construction Services