The Institute on the Formation of Knowledge renovated the building at 5737 South University Avenue. The architectural principles of the building reflect the Institute's own commitment to innovative and collaborative work, shying away from boxy spaces and inviting discussion in its many shared venues.

The project was completed by the architecture firm, BNIM, and follows a commitment to sustainable building practices. Their collaborative design method called the High-Performance Integrated Design (HPID) defines the building's open space and encourages cooperative research, friendly dialogue, as well as more formalized practices of scholarship.  As described on their site, their approach "interweaves all aspects of a building, site, interior spaces, building systems and human considerations to produce architecture that is environmentally responsible, functionally appropriate, responsive to locale, and beautiful."

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Institute faculty, staff, and friends on Garden Planting Day at 5737 S. University.