The design on this new Learning Complex is intended to provide students and faculty with a radically different collaborative working environment, including flexible and state-of-the-art classrooms, offices and conference rooms, a 225-seat dining facility, event spaces, informal student gathering areas, and much more. HG Design Studio is providing the design of all exterior pedestrian hardscapes, planting designs, irrigation plans, and pedestrian lighting.
The landscaping will connect the building with a stunning venue next to Newman Lake, providing a second green space for students to sit and relax as well as a new location for events. The Learning Complex is designed to elevate this part of campus to add an outdoor dining area, beautiful landscaping, and critical green spaces that provide students, faculty and alumni with a seat right on Newman Lake to collaborate, relax, and truly enjoy their Madison Experience. The new construction and the renovated Showker Hall together will form an integrated complex for the College of Business, in which the line between new and old is almost imperceptible.