The building is a mixed use space that house classrooms, laboratories, faculty offices and the campus computer backbone. The first goal was to create an environment that supports the engaged learning philosophy of the University. This was accomplished through the arrangement of offices and educational spaces.
The second goal was to create an esprit de corps with the student body. The later goal was important as the student body was split between commuters and on campus residents.
Spaces were created as lounge areas, allowing students to gather for longer periods of time. Furniture selection was based on the two different durations and uses of these collaborative spaces.