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The Learning Commons’ architectural design featured in Spacing Toronto

 September 5, 2012
Excerpt courtesy of, NO MEAN CITY: York University Learning Commons, by Levitt Goodman Architects in Spacing Toronto.

It “is not so much about books as about bringing together all the student supports on campus – and giving a place for students to work together,” says James, who led the design team.

 It includes the Hub, which totally transforms the 1960s atrium with a hot-red welcome desk and cool “pods” for academic counselling. Then there is the Collaboratory – for group study and hanging out  and the Salon, a quiet-study space decorated with two vintage nail-art murals.
 
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