B36. E-Knowledge Commons


Client: Penn State University

Architecture Firm: WTW Architects

Contractor: RT Contracting, Inc.

Engineers: Barton Associates, Pennoni Associates

Photographer: Halkin Mason Photography

The E-Knowledge Commons represents the potential for interior architecture to transform the educational experience. Student users enjoy a variety of collaborative spaces, workstations, and lounge areas for individual and peer-to-peer learning. Low-profile raised floors and lightweight, modular furniture make it easy to adapt the space for career fairs, lectures, and social events that improve learning outcomes by enhancing engagement.