The University of Wyoming commissioned LTL Architects to transform two levels of open space into a student lounge for the College of Education. Based on the organization of a courtyard of a cloister, a 3,000 square foot screen of digitally milled bamboo separates circulation from the lounge area. The screen provides visual connection between the spaces, extending in section to connect the two floors and frame a dynamic vertical space punctured by a skylight. The focal point of the courtyard area is a two-storey topographic map of Wyoming. Branching across the ceiling of both floors is a stainless steel horizontal chandelier which holds colored resin light diffusers. Between the two floors, this chandelier folds up vertically to function as the balustrade. In the tradition of a picture gallery, the outer walls of the hallway are lined with numerous picture frames, turning circulation into an ever evolving exhibition of the life of the College.