Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) Kent Law School

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      The organization of the Chicago-Kent Law School and Stuart School of Business complex optimizes the sharing of amenities. The design accommodates the different uses and technical requirements of the Law School and the Business School by grouping Stuart’s classes on the bottom floors and Kent’s on the upper floors of the complex. They do, however, share common amenities such as the bookstore, dining hall, and event spaces where building occupants interact. The main reading room within the library serves as the building’s ‘living room’, providing a common space where students and faculty from separate areas of study can join together. The design team connected the entry lobby and several floors of the building with an open stair, promoting informal interaction among individuals as they travel between classes.