Within the shell of a former counseling center that was a warren of dark rooms, The University of Delaware sought an “Intercultural Engagement Center to provide physical space for students to interact, explore, and grow together around social justice, equity, diversity and inclusion.”  (Jose-Luis Riera, Vice President for Student Life)


Multiple days of student group, faculty, and staff engagement sessions brought focus on a shared priority of communal space flanked by private student group rooms, staff support offices, and student amenities, including include an interfaith meditation room, ablution room, food pantry, clothing coop for wardrobe donations, kitchenette, training rooms, and a student workshop area. 

Interfaith meditation room and ablution room 
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The team drew inspiration from non-Western architectural typologies that are less orthogonal and more communal at the core.  A perforated ribbon of custom millwork wall forms an “inter-space” between the community center and student clubs, creating a series pocketed customizable spaces as the “front porches” for individual groups.  
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Job Posting: Architectural Designer

We are seeking a full-time architectural designer with exceptional graphic and illustration skills as well as drafting abilities. The roles and responsibilities of the Architectural Designer position include broad exposure to many aspects of project design and delivery, including participation in developing design concepts, creating presentation materials, working on construction documents, and assisting in construction administration. The candidate must be adaptable and able to work to prioritizing tasks with Project Architect supervision; demonstrate an imaginative, creative and innovative design solutions to technical problems; be flexible, a motivated multi-tasker, detail-oriented, and a hard-working team player. View full role description here. 



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