University of Nevada Reno (UNR) Reynolds School of Journalism

Reno, NV
40,000 sq ft
Design through Construction

This building was structured to not only be an icon for the School of Journalism but to provide different functional spaces to coincide with high-tech information and communications systems; and, to enhance the north quad of the campus. The visual design approach was to recreate, in a contemporary sense, the historical character and continuity of the campus, as well as to create an interior/exterior campus for the school. It houses a central interior atrium with three stories of space around it. A central skylit interior is the interactive core where most activities are visible. An exterior patio off the Reading Room is an activity area for reading or social events.

The building has functioned very well and has accomplished its goals of helping establish the School of Journalism as a strong recruiter for qualified students and faculty.