Loras College Academic Resource Center

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    • Association of Licensed Architects Design Award of Merit

    The Academic Resource Center is the intellectual hub of campus, encompassing the campus library, tutorial center for writing and math, learning disabilities center, reading rooms, coffee shop, and bookstore. A 3,000-s.f., climate-controlled museum space is open to the public and features a rare books collection, city and college archives, and an exhibit of Dubuque history.

    A bridge connecting the Academic Resource Center to the existing Alumni Campus Center, the social hub of the college, encourages campus-wide interaction while recognizing the need for an intellectual and social balance in a college environment. Several informal gathering areas and 15 closed study areas for groups up to eight surrounds an ornamental cascading staircase that connects all four floors.