St. Louis, MO
LJC understood that the new Recreation and Student (RAS) Center was key to growing its student population by reinvesting in the university’s urban campus in a growing academic medical center. The vibrant, walkable, and transit-oriented CWE neighborhood supports the student-oriented building as a campus identity model. A hub of collaborative spaces connected by a vertical landscape of themed stairs integrates diverse programs at the corner to express visible activity. This public space is wrapped in glass as part of a strategic gradation of materials that define the skin of the building. This iconic addition to campus has increased enrollment and investment in the program.