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Editorial Styleguide

buildings

Capitalize buildings that have a formal name, including the words “Building” or “Center”: the Houchens Building. Capitalize only proper nouns in common references: the Baptist Center building.

Use lowercase for buildings with generic names that reflect the discipline taught or the activity conducted therein: the education building.

EXCEPTION: The descriptive names of some buildings carry such tradition that they have assumed the status of a formal name. Capitalize these: the Playhouse.

Lowercase names of rooms and facilities within buildings: University Club dining room, room 212 of the administration building; the Ekstrom Library auditorium.

EXCEPTION: Capitalize rooms and facilities within buildings that have a formal name: the Allen Courtroom in the law school


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