The Earlham College philosophy of “discovering knowledge together” has generated a need for underutilized spaces to be transformed into places that inspire collegial interaction and innovation. Whether communication is intended to be student-to-student, student-to-faculty, or faculty-to-faculty, the May-Crossen Student Commons enhance the college’s philosophy. Through a vibrant and modern design solution, the May-Crossen Student Commons provides a dedicated space for student expression, respite, and recreation. As you enter the Common’s, a sense of light and color immediately tell the story of Earlham student body’s vitality and energy. Several cozy nooks, landings, and lounge areas encourage interaction while also being visually connected through similar finishes and furniture.
IIDA Indiana IDEA Design Award 2017