It’s a truism that “you never get a second chance to make a first impression.” That reality is doubly daunting at a college admissions office, which must speak to multiple audiences. Parents seek a track record of achievement and accomplishment. Prospective students look for those qualities plus an exciting, youthful environment.
For the Ruesterholz Admissions Center at the Stevens Institute of Technology, Spagnola & Associates transformed an historic mansion into a facility at once stimulating, informative, inspiring…and cool.
In the Stairwell, traditional photos mounted in a modern manner balance a sense of history with a contemporary feel. The Waiting Room weaves together interactive touch screens with images, objects, and text highlighting the school, prominent graduates, and game-changing inventions. And dazzling wallpaper-like graphics honoring influential alumni give the Interview rooms a brilliant, playful, and distinctive air.