The glassy, terra cotta-colored and zinc-paneled center sits on the most prominent piece of real estate on the Hamline University campus.

The student center shows off a curving, two-story section of windows above a campus entrance and garden on the southeast corner of Snelling. On one side, a narrow two-story array of solar panels indicates a focus on sustainability.

Visitors entering from campus side will find a two-story atrium study area with modern red, black and gold chairs. Behind the so-called “forum” is an open commons that can be subdivided. The floor features two high tables filled with computers overlooking a section with seating, a fireplace and a Starbucks coffee shop.

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