Architecture relies on engineered systems that are typically hidden from users view, but in the Noorda Engineering Building, these building systems are intentionally exposed, allowing students and occupants an honest view of the essential systems that bring the building to life.  Circulating through the corridors of the building all labs and classrooms are open to view, allowing visual access to the exciting academic programs within. The building is organized around a central community forum, a place where students in all fields of engineering and technology can gather, collaborate, vision and foster a passion that ignites their future careers.  The three waveforms on the building are plots of three responses to a closed-loop control system.  Consider a robotic arm that moves from one position to another.  The first solution is an overdamped system, here the arm will approach the final position very slowly and come to rest at the final position.  The second solution is an underdamped system (in black on the building), in this case the arm will approach the final position at too fast of a speed and overshoot the final position.  It will then oscillate as it gradually approaches the final position.  The third solution is the critically damped system, here the arm will approach the final position as fast as possible without overshooting the final position.