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INTEGRATIVE LEARNING CENTER
INTEGRATIVE LEARNING CENTER

INTEGRATIVE LEARNING CENTER

CONTENTS


    BUILDING OVERVIEW
    SUSTAINABLE FEATURES
    RESOURCES

BUILDING OVERVIEW


East Exterior Perspective

East Exterior Perspective

QUICK FACTS

UMass Project Manager
Jeff Quackenbush
Construction Manager
Barr & Barr
Owner's Project Manager
DCAMM
Timeline
March 2012 - August 2014
Architect
Stantec, Inc.
Address
650 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003-1100

The $93 million, 173,000 S.F. Integrative Learning Center (ILC) provides state-of-the-art education and technology facilities for the Communication, Journalism, Linguistics, and Film Studies departments. Located adjacent to the Lincoln Campus Center and Student Union, the facility houses offices, film broadcasting and production studios, editing and screening rooms, auditoriums, technology-enabled active learning (TEAL) classrooms, lounges, and language laboratories.

 

Main Common Area

Main Common Area

Southeast Aerial Perspective

Southeast Aerial Perspective

The building is equipped with the latest audiovisual devices and educational technologies, and accommodates up to 2,000 students. The ILC is designed to adapt to future digital technologies to match the evolving fields of news and journalism, training the students of today for the jobs of tomorrow.

The ILC has been a major success, blending individual study areas with collaborative group spaces. With a turnover rate of 3,600 students per hour, it is one of the most highly trafficked buildings on campus. The project is LEED Gold Certified.

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SUSTAINABLE FEATURES


SUSTAINABLE SITES

  • Community connectivity to core campus services, with easy access to multiple PVTA bus routes 
  • Bike storage with dedicated shower and changing facilities provided onsite
  • Discounted parking for low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles
  • Compact building footprint maximizes open green space
  • 65% of site hardscaping surfaces have a high solar reflectance index (SRI) to help reduce the heat island effect
  • 90% of stormwater is managed onsite via natural filtration in lawns and rain gardens, as well as in a rainwater cistern where it is captured, used for irrigation of the green roof, and treated to remove 80% of total suspended solids
  • Green roof planted with native, hardy plant species absorbs carbon dioxide, reduces glare, and retains stormwater

WATER EFFICIENCY

  • 39% projected reduction in potable water use via dual-flush toilets, high-efficiency urinals, and low-flow faucets
  • Anticipates a 64% water reduction associated with the reuse of stormwater for irrigation
  • Filling stations encourage the use of reusable water bottles

ENERGY & ATMOSPHERE

  • 34% overall reduction in energy use compared to a baseline building design
  • Radiant panels heat building occupants directly and are up to 30% more efficient than forced hot air systems
  • Exterior louvered shading devices reduce summer cooling loads, and allow for winter solar heat gains

MATERIALS & RESOURCES

  • Diverted 80% of construction wastes from landfill
  • 21% of building materials were regionally extracted, processed, and manufactured

INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL AIR QUALITY

  • Innovative mechanical system combines dedicated ventilation system with heat recovery wheel to semi-condition the air
  • Utilizes natural, passive ventilation
  • Individual lighting, thermal comfort controls, and operable windows enable occupants to make adjustments for optimal comfort
  • Low-VOC emitting flooring, paints, adhesives, coatings, and sealants

INNOVATION IN DESIGN

  • Active public education programs, including building sustainable feature signage, case study, and guided tours

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RESOURCES


BUILDING USER MANUAL

Click here to access an interactive building user manual for the Integrated Learning Center. 

GREEN BUILDING BROCHURE

Click here to access an interactive green building brochure for the Integrated Learning Center. 

LEED PROJECT DASHBOARD

Click here to view LEED project score information and statistics for the Integrated Learning Center.

LEED PROJECT SCORECARD

Click here to view the official LEED project scorecard for the Integrated Learning Center.

BUILDING ENERGY DASHBOARD

Click here to view the building energy dashboard for the Integrated Learning Center.

 

PHOTO GALLERY

Click each image below to view enlarged.

Site Plan

Site Plan

East Exterior Perspective

East Exterior Perspective

Main Common Area

Main Common Area

Classroom

Classroom

Auditorium

Auditorium

Conference / Seminar Area

Conference / Seminar Area

Green Roof

Green Roof

South Exterior Perspective

South Exterior Perspective

Southeast Exterior Perspective

Southeast Exterior Perspective

Northeast Exterior Perspective

Northeast Exterior Perspective

 

 

VIDEOS

 

 

 

 

 

ARTICLES

Photo Highlights: Integrative Learning Center Ribbon-cutting
UMass Amherst News & Media Relations - 12/9/2014

Integrative Learning Center Opens for Fall Semester
The Massachusetts Daily Collegian - 9/2/2014

Completed Projects, Clearer Pathways Will Greet Campus Community for Fall Semester
UMass Amherst News & Media Relations - 8/28/2014

Ceremony at UMass Amherst Celebrates Launch of New Academic Classroom Building Construction
UMass Amherst News & Media Relations - 10/26/2012

UMass Amherst to Build New $85 Million Academic Classroom Building
UMass Amherst News & Media Relations - 10/22/2010

UMass Amherst - Integrative Learning Center
Mass.gov

University of Massachusetts Amherst - Integrative Learning Center
Stantec, Inc.

UMass Amherst Integrative Learning Center
saam architecture

University of Massachusetts at Amherst Integrative Learning Center
Cavanaugh Tocci Associates

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