To provide a truly distinctive learning experience, Fleming Associates Architects helped Christian Brothers University bring students together in a new way with their new Living and Learning Center. This new, multi-purpose Center includes 21 private and 70 semi-private, premium residence hall accommodations, public spaces on each floor for both formal and informal gatherings, a fully equipped serving kitchen, a multi-purpose classroom on the main floor, an exterior patio, quiet study space, game and video areas, and laundry and recycling facilities on each floor. Specific to the center, the green features include electric car charging stations, recycled and bioregional construction materials, alternate lighting to avoid light pollution, occupancy sensors, lowflow toilet fixtures, and mechanical systems sensors. Additional exciting features make use of energy efficient components such as white roofing and water efficiency measures, including a 67-gallon rain barrel to collect rain for use in the irrigation of nearby planting, to name just a few. With the opening of the center, students will have a facility that promotes and encourages learning to continue outside the classroom.