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Learning Commons at SNHU Starting Up

Perry Dean is proud to announce that we have recently been selected to design the new Library/Learning Commons at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester.  SNHU was founded in 1932 as the New Hampshire School of Accounting and Secretarial Science.  Since that time the school has grown into a University serving a growing population of 6,584 students a year.

The project aims to create an innovative and vibrant learning space on campus and will house the library, along with media services, instructional support, IT help desk, faculty development, and an assembly/performing arts space, among other programs.  It is the hope of SNHU that this will be the signature building on campus.  

The project is approaching the end of the programming phase and site analysis, site selection and preliminary design exploration have commenced.  Below are a few sketches from a series produced during an office-wide charrette last week.