The University of Iowa Campus Planning Department had very clear objectives for this project; to increase collaboration, create a stronger community, improve their building environment, and better connect to the campus. We achieved this with the new Lindquist Center. This facility improves upon an already strong learning community for the College of Education, while heightening its connection to campus with a focus on improving the quality of student and faculty interactions. Quick fun fact about the N150 classroom: the inspiration for the black dot pattern on the acoustic panels actually came from the Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) test scoring sheets. High speed test scoring machines were developed by E.F. Lindquist, at the University of Iowa, starting in the 1950’s. The dots made with #2 pencils have become a ubiquitous symbol of test taking, and its use as a pattern in N150 serves as an homage to Lindquist’s work! It was a pleasure working with the University of Iowa Campus Planning Department on this project!
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