that is one of the new studio spaces. alright, here is a more in depth explanation of the project.
the project was completed over three semesters by the fifth year design+build studio. as university red tape goes, all of one semester and a good portion of the second was spent in the design phase while working with the various college and university commitees. the space was opened late last semester and consists of the stairs/seating area, a gallery space, a support space (for receptions, etc) and the addition of four new studios. the project's main connection to the rest of seaton hall (our architecture building) is the seating area. you will notice in the third picture down that there is a large section of the slate wall that pivots and rolls across the floor. The back of this rolling wall is shown in the last picture and is clad in painted white gyp board to serve as a projection screen when it pivots out into the seating area. (the wall's track is seen in the first, second and third pictures) the glowing walls seen in the distance in the first and last picture are the walls belonging to the studio spaces. i hope this gives a little more clarity to what you're seeing