Places within Research III, where interactions among people on the Centennial
Campus take place, are emphasized by their locations. A bookstore that is completely
visible to people in the courtyard through its glass wall has been placed at the
corner of the building between study areas and the National Weather Service so
that students and corporate members can meet. The bookstore and a dining area
contribute to visual animated space from the courtyard that adds vitality to the
campus; one of the goals of campus planning. Another unusual feature of the building
is its arcade roof.