Built in the 1970s, Morgan's McKeldin Campus Center was a successful building due to the depth of student involvement, its central location, and the outdoor bridge that served as the see-and-be-seen spot for the campus in good weather. While the original center had served the university well, an increase in student enrollment combined with extensive community use of the building had proven the need for an expanded building. The student center has as well become a social hub, but also offers greater capacity and flexibility, as well as a refreshed aesthetic. The center provides daily student services and successfully accommodates the full range of events hosted on campus. The center anchors a student life neighborhood, along with the library building (also designed by Sasaki) across the expanded pedestrian mall. Sasaki sought to make the student center into a central pedestrian artery for the campus, bridging the gap between the academic and residential sides of the campus.
The student center's most distinctive architectural feature is the Amble—a curvilinear central path through the building. An open, airy, organizing space that orients users within the building, the Amble helps direct campus foot traffic along the important north-south path connecting the traditional North Campus to the path to the newer Central Campus. The Amble redirects student movement through the center, creating a feeling of energy and liveliness. It functions as a catalyst for casual interaction, replacing the bridge which had been the central pedestrian artery linking the two sides of campus in front of the old student union.
Morgan's mission is to serve a multi-ethnic and multi-racial student body and to help ensure that the benefits of higher education are enjoyed by a broad segment of the population. As a reflection of the mission, the amble also features a recreation of a historically significant mural from the university collection.
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