Hoefer Welker Architecture, an interdisciplinary architecture and design firm in Leawood, KS, has designed a new commons area for Kansas State University’s Hale Library in Manhattan, KS. The Dave and Elle Learning Commons, a 41,000-square-foot active learning space, will be located on the first floor of the university’s Hale Library. The space will provide a flexible and inspiring learning environment, focused on collaboration, hands-on digital fabrication, and digital media. It will cater to the diverse learning styles of the student body. Project cost is estimated to be $6.5 million. Construction of the center is scheduled to begin in May 2018.