JGMA is designing a new facility in conjunction with Three Corners Development. The project involves an existing 30,000 square foot building in a downtown area. A higher education tenant will occupy the second, third, and fourth floors of the building. Following suit with the city's recent downtown revitalization efforts to re-urbanize and enhance the pedestrian experience, the first floor will serve the public with a cafe/coffee bar and a media production studio.In order to shield the classrooms from the extreme western and eastern sun that infiltrates the dominant facades of the building, the project team has designed an undulating louver system constructed of glue-laminated wood members to wrap the entire building. The form of the louvers expands and contracts based on the interior programs need to block direct sunlight or conversely to allow light in. JGMA takes the modern style of the existing building to a new extreme, to stand in contrast with the more historical surrounding masonry buildings. This not only makes a statement for the college's stance on progress and technology, but also for the city to continue their growth towards a strong urban center.