HUMPHREY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs responds to the unique challenge to provide opportunities for the spontaneous interchange of the visiting public. The central space, known as the "forum" is the focus of the design: a cascading staircase of theatre boxes provides informal meeting and study spaces. The center includes conference facilities, gallery and exhibition space, and a public affairs library. The stepped configuration of the exterior design reflects the Law School across the street to create a visual gateway to the University campus.