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University of San Diego Learning Commons exterior
Students studying inside University of San Diego Learning Commons
University of San Diego Learning Commons interior 2nd floor view
University of San Diego Learning Commons classroom
University of San Diego Learning Commons street view
Students studying in University of San Diego Learning Commons classroom
Close-up of female student studying on yellow cushions and another female student studying on raised table
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University of San Diego
Learning Commons

San Diego, California

Gensler worked with the University of San Diego (USD) to program and design its new Learning Commons facility to address classroom capacity issues on campus as well as provide active and flexible spaces for interaction, study, and learning. The heart of the academic building is designed as one large, flexible space that can accommodate various activities such as casual studying, guest speakers, competitions, work sessions, and classes. Designed to take advantage of San Diego’s temperate climate, every space in the campus’ Learning Commons building opens directly to the outdoors. An inviting courtyard and promenade adjacent to the building activate the outdoors and extend the learning environment to the adjacent Copley Library and Camino Founders Hall.

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