Morehouse School of Medicine
Hugh Gloster Pavilion
The two-story Billye Suber Aaron Pavilion is an addition to the first building built on campus in 1982.
Designed to promote increased student-faculty interaction, the pavilion provides both meeting rooms and communal spaces that facilitate formal and informal learning as well as much-needed break out space.
Architecturally, the central curved stair, located in an open atrium, visually and physically connects the floors in a dynamic and elegant manner. The contemporary glass curtain wall and metal panels of the new addition complement the brick and ribbon windows of the original building to honor the past while creating a dynamic front door that embraces the future.
The landscape design amplifies the pavilion as a new face of campus. A “front porch” plays off the building form, carving out a series of bold, asymmetrical terraces. The new geometry serves to re-orient the building and site towards the prominent corner, engaging both Spelman College and the West End Neighborhood and celebrating the location as a gateway to the Atlanta University Center Consortium.