R. Howard Dobbs University Center, Emory University--page 2 (of two pages)

John Portman

The Asbury Circle entrance (west)

The three stories of the student center are clearer from this west view. The post office and kitchens are on the ground floor, the bookstore on the second floor, and the third floor has the food court, with overhanging balconies--see below.

The horseshoe staircase and sky lit rotunda


Alumni Memorial Hall by Ivey and Crook, 1949

John Portman and Associates did the renovation for this earlier building and in their design of the new Dobbs University Center, they incorporated the entrance facade of the older building in the interior of the dining hall of the new building. Several tiered levels, like curvilinear movie balconies, dramatically overlook the old Renaissance facade. This setting makes one expect to see a performance of Romeo and Juliet while eating lunch.

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Other buildings on the Emory University campus on this web site include: William R. Cannon Chapel by Paul Rudolph, Michael C. Carlos Hall (Lamar School of Law) by Henry Hornbostel, Michael C. Carlos Museum by Michael Graves, and George W. Woodruff Physical Education Center by John Portman.

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