Project Spotlight: Auburn University Central Classroom Facility

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Mell Commons at Auburn University  is one of two new buildings designed for Auburn University’s campus that will house freshmen and sophomore level core classes. This transformational building is designed as an addition to the existing main campus.

Firebox_Cropped Flexible Library space for collaboration

The Ralph Brown Draughon Library will provide a great variety of informal, collaborative student areas, building upon the success of other such “learning commons” spaces within the existing library facility.



A design focus on student engagement, productivity and safety


Mell Commons is, at its essence, a place designed for students. the building has been filled with informal learning environments that are located throughout the building and take on different personalities–from extroverted and active to introverted and quiet–in order to meet the varied needs and learning styles of students.



Working with tvsdesign on the Central Classroom Facility has been highly successful. They have done an excellent job listening to the objectives of the Program Requirements Committee and in return educating them on the programming process in a clear and concise way ”.

-James Carroll, Office of the University Architect

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