The World Languages building was designed by Ratcliff Architects
specifically for the teaching of foreign languages and related cultures
with appropriate-sized classrooms, soundproofing, wireless connections,
LED projectors, and SMART Boards.
This Phase 1 project created classrooms that complement the teaching methods of each foreign language teacher and allow our language faculty to teach in rooms appointed for their language. Increased square footage in each classroom allows students to participate more freely in activities such as role-playing, group dialogues, singing and dancing. The World Languages building also includes a spacious shared office for faculty to prepare for classes and meet with students. The seven-classroom World Languages building incorporates sustainable “green” design strategies such as using windows on both sides of the classroom to provide cross ventilation and good daylight and the installation of radiant heat in the floors, using 60% less energy than forced-air heating systems.
- World Languages building concept and vista of facilities master plan