This special "pop out" space in one of the class rooms provides a viewer an unique 270 degree view of the campus and the sensation of floating in air. The stacked double-roof is a tribute to Brendan's habit of wearing two baseball caps. The design of this space is intended as a reminder of Brendan forever looking over the campus and his friends.
The glass enclosures of Kutler Center reduce the noise of collaborating students, while its varied angles evoke the imagery of a hand-held Japanese fan.
The Kutler Center contains three new classrooms and a mezzanine collaborative area. The Harvard-Westlake interdisciplinary studies office will also be located here (the blue curtain in the back/right is temporary addition awaiting the installation of bamboo etched glass).
This classroom features the pop-out observation area intended as a direct tribute to Brendan.
The high ceiling of the center hallway. Glass skylights allow a great deal of natural illumination, a reminder of Brendan's love of outdoor exploration.
The desks in every classroom and collaborative area consist of individual units that can be arranged in many configurations.
The walkway underneath the south side of the Center is highlighted by green support structures intended to represent a bamboo forest.
The north side of the building and exterior view of the pop-out window.
The official ribbon cutting for the facility took place on September 28, 2012.
Guests at the Kutler Center ribbon cutting ceremony explore the newly dedicated building.
The bamboo etched glass doors to a classroom.
The classrooms are separated by bamboo etched glass, carrying the Japanese metaphor throughout the building.
A view of the hallway with a classroom on either side. Each classroom is private, yet open with the bamboo etched glass walls and doors.