Temple Hoyne Buell Hall

Temple Hoyne Buell Hall was designed by Perkins & Will. Located in Champaign, the academic building was completed in 1995.

Temple Hoyne Buell Hall was built in 1995 in honor of Temple Hoyne Buell himself. Temple Buell studied at the University of Illinois and later graduated at Columbia University. He created the first central mall with parking lots that circle the store. The building houses and intertwines the graduate schools of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning. Temple Hoyne Buell Hall has received both the IAA award (Interior Architecture Award) and the DBA (Distinguished Building Award) for its successful interactions between the form of the building. The building also has an easy to understand plan and section. The open space, bridges, and open corridors make a great interior gathering space that allows people to interact.

This building is designed for the academic use of the department of Urban and Regional Planning, the Department of Landscape Architecture and the School of Architecture. So, It is a working example of the craft of architecture, a physical representation of the integration of landscape, urban planning and architectural elements.

Temple Hoyne Buell Hall, as a building designed for academic use, has several studios, an auditorium, offices and classrooms. Another typical feature in the building is a atrium in the center of the building where desks and chairs are placed for students and faculty to use.

Another notable feature is the huge glass wall on the west side of the building which act as the visual link to the exterior courtyard where the lawn and white stairs are.

In 1935 Lawrence B. Perkins and Philip Will Jr. found Perkins & Will in Chicago IL. They are a global design firm and have offices all around the world. They have more LEED accredited professionals than any other firm on North America. They first became nationally known after designing the Crow Island School in Winnetka IL. They offer many services such as, civic and cultural, corporate and commercial, federal, healthcare, higher education, K-12 education, science and technology, sports and recreation, and transportation buildings.

* Boeing International Headquarters, Chicago, Illinois
* Chase Tower (Chicago), Chicago, Illinois
* The Clare at Water Tower, Chicago, Illinois
* Concordia International School Shanghai, Shanghai, China
* Crow Island School, Winnetka, Illinois
* Lake Forest College, buildings in Middle and South Campus, Lake Forest, Illinois
* Duke University Fuqua School of Business, Durham, North Carolina



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