The Collaborative


Intended to be the new ‘front door’ to Alma’s College’s campus, the Learning Commons is the signature element of the college’s Master Plan. A 56,100sf renovation and addition, it will stand as a symbol to the growth and development of each individual student.

The project called for a complete transformation and modernization of the existing library. It establishes the heart of campus, creates a hub of activity, and demonstrates the college’s commitment to academic excellence. A design blending Alma’s classic red brick with glass allows people to see in and out of the facility and helps demonstrate that campus is vibrant and bustling with activity.

The Learning Commons invigorates Alma’s mission by providing students, faculty, and staff with a desirable, iconic place to socialize, study, collaborate, learn, create, and live.