This new pair of conjoined buildings comprises an integrated ensemble for the Social Sciences and the newly inaugurated Keough School of Global Affairs. Located on a key gateway site at the entrance to the University, these buildings establish an anchor to its ceremonial main thoroughfare and complete one side of one of Notre Dame's newer quadrangles. The Halls house a diversity of program elements, teaching resources and significant enclosed public spaces within an environmentally responsive and sustainable complex that conforms to the University's stipulated Collegiate Gothic vocabulary. At the heart of the ensemble is the Forum: A welcoming public space for informal gathering, special events and performances.