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One of the common areas in the airy and flexible StudiOC space. Photo credit: Jennifer Manna

38 E. College St.
Oberlin, OH 44074

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StudiOC is a modern flexible, active learning, and educational space that shares a building with the Clyde S. McGregor ’74 Office of Admissions. StudioOC features a conference room, small group meeting rooms, offices, flexible classrooms, and a large common area with colorful, cushy retro seats and large picture windows that overlook College Street.

The building that houses StudiOC is part of the Peter B. Lewis Gateway Center, a highly sustainable, four-story, mixed-use building that serves as the front door to the city of Oberlin and the Oberlin College campus. The exterior design is contemporary and uses simple materials of glass, aluminum and wood, many of which are either salvaged or recycled.

Its building systems are designed to adapt to future connections with other Green Arts District buildings and to increase efficiency and maximize flexibility. The arts district project is seeking LEED Platinum classification, Net-Zero energy consumption, and Net-Zero carbon production.

Other facilities in the Gateway Center are the 70-suite Hotel at Oberlin, the William and Helen Birenbaum Innovation and Performance Space,  the 1833 Restaurant, and the Gertrude B. Lemle Center for Teaching Innovation and Excellence.