Architectural Analysis of the Sellinger School of Business Analytical Essay by smb490

Architectural Analysis of the Sellinger School of Business
An analysis of the architectural design of the Sellinger School of Business, one of the buildings on Loyola University in Maryland's main campus.
# 152166 | 1,850 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on Jan 08, 2013 in Architecture (Buildings) , Architecture (Modern)

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This paper describes and analyzes the architectural design of the Sellinger School of Business and Management, a component of Loyola College's expansion of the Evergreen Campus as set forth by the Preparing Tomorrow agenda. The paper examines the exterior and interior of the building and concludes that the Sellinger School of Business and Management is a successful architectural project because it finds innovative solutions to the challenges faced in such a project but it still remains an integral part of its surroundings.

From the Paper:

"The architectural design of the Sellinger School, which opened in January 2000, is the creation of the Bohlin Cywinski Jackson architectural firm, known for its "exceptional design, commitment to particularity of place and user, for an extraordinary aesthetic based on quiet rigor which is both intellectual and intuitive." These principles are evident in the design of the Sellinger School, beginning with the exterior. The structure is clearly innovative yet also restrained in its modern elements as it engages the space around it. From the front, the building has four distinct stories; an entrance portal, marked by a large elliptical arch, two stories of offices and classrooms that step back from the entrance arch, and a final story of offices that recedes one step further from the facade surface. Atop the structure sits a pitched roof with steel cantilevers projecting out over the uppermost story. The main entrance portal is large and welcoming and is wide enough to allow a heavy flow of traffic entering from the patio and walkway in front of the building. To the left of the entrance is an outdoor set of stairs that brings traffic from the western end of the second floor back down to the main entrance patio and to the right is a glass tower that steps forward from the facade and acts as a rough delineation of where the Sellinger School ends and the adjoining Maryland Hall begins. The presence of two protruding elements on either side of the entrance portal do not give the building a sense of symmetry; rather they strike a balance in the overall frontal composition that does not allow one side of the facade to become dominated by a heavy addition."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Interview conducted with Alicia Ferriso (International Business Major) and Lauren O'Malley (Economics major) on November 27th, 2005.
  • Loyola College in Maryland. Preparing Tomorrow: The Campaign for Loyola College in Maryland: Agenda of Needs - Facilities. Administrative user. 12 Oct 2004. Loyola College in Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. 26 November 2005. <>
  • O'Gorman, James F. ABC of Architecture. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1998.
  • Poppeliers, John, S. Allen chambers and Nancy B. Schwarts. What Style Is It? Washington D.C.: The Preservation Press of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, 1976.
  • Structured View Web Development. Bohlin Cywinski Jackson. 27 November 2005. <>

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