Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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The John Joseph '50 International Center was conceived as a single "home" for the department of International Studies, International Study Abroad Programs and the Office of Multicultural Affairs, which includes and supports the many campus multicultural student organizations. In past years, these programs operated out of a number of sites on and off campus. The Center provides a space to encourage daily collaboration and innovation among all groups with an interest in internationally related programs and activities.

The two-story International Center includes a Resource Room, a Large Meeting and Multi-Purpose Room, Seminar Room, Kitchen, several Offices and smaller ancillary support spaces. Outdoor spaces were designed on both the east and west corners of the Center. The west terrace is the more formal and prominent of the two and is located on the corner with a direct view the "Arts Quad" on main campus. This terrace serves the main entrance to the building and the first floor public spaces. A reflective, enclosed Japanese Garden is located on the east side of the site.

Project Awards

Keystone Excellence in Construction Award, Associated Builders & Contractors, 2007