Library Building/ Learning Center Predesign
Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota

The Learning Center is the home for tutoring assistance and learning development on the campus. The project consists of a major renovation to the 2nd floor of the Library Building.  The Library Building is located on the eastern side of the campus.  The Library Building Learning Center is one of several steps to completely update the Library Building.

The project will tackle the total renovation of the Student Learning Center for Writing, Math, and Peer Tutoring on the upper level. Here the emphasis was also on student flexibility for group, private, and tutored study.   Offices are accessed at the perimeter of an open area, flexible for the flow of students in between the three key areas.

Emphasis was placed on simplicity; engaging design that departed a more inviting and open sensibility into the space; and student ability to work as a group, as an individual and with help.