Building Progress, September 10, 2010

All photos by Brad Elliott
  • Low-profile furniture has opened up new ocean views from the library
  • Even with all the changes, the library still has traditional study areas
  • Sandstone walls line the outside terraces of Winter Hall
  • Professor John Carlander teaches an art class using natural lighting and ventilation
  • Winter Hall houses the three departments of Physics, Math and Computer Science, and Psychology
  • Circular acoustic panels on the ceiling of Winter Hall create a contemporary feel
  • The terrace walkway weaves around a grassy area inside the top level of Adams
  • The drawing studio, facing the barranca to the west, is on the main level of Adams Center
  • The main level of Adams opens to Porter Theatre and the formal garden to the east
  • The Westmont Museum of Art is on the main level toward the formal garden to the east
  • The Darling Foundation Lecture Hall inside Winter Hall is the largest classroom on campus
  • Professor Michael Sommermann teaches physics inside Winter Hall
  • A student studies in the psychology learning lounge outside classrooms and offices
  • Looking west, the Adams Center is an amazing fit into the sloping hillside
  • The landscaping outside Adams Center draws from a Mediterranean palette
  • A grove of olive and citrus trees grows west of Adams Center
  • Eventually, a sculpture will be installed at the grass area between the two Adams pavilions
  • Workers have relocated and planted olive trees near the library entrance
  • There an outdoor painting terrace at the west end of Adams below the library
  • A student uses one of the new low-speed treadmills in the modernized library
  • The new learning commons in the library has an open lab area with 27 computers
  • Operable clerestory windows keep the library naturally ventilated
  • There’s a copper swoop above the entrance of Winter Hall
  • Sedums, small succulents, grow atop the copper roof fascia at Winter Hall
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