Vitruvian Man is perhaps Leonardo da Vinci's most famous illustration. In this work, Leonardo used both image and text to express the ideas and theories of Vitruvius, a first-century Roman architect and author. Vitruvius believed that an architect should focus on three central themes when preparing a design for a building: firmitas (strength), utilitas (functionality), and venustas (beauty). These Vitruvian ideas, presented by Leonardo, formed the basis of Renaissance proportion theories in art and architecture.
Vitruvian Man is Leonardo da Vinci's own reflection on human proportion and architecture, made clear through words and images. The purpose of the illustration is to bring together ideas about art, architecture, human anatomy and symmetry in one distinct and commanding image. By combing text and illustration, da Vinci evokes a meaning which could not be created through words or image alone.
This space is used for spiritual health and wellness to acknowledge and support a pluralistic and inclusive campus. The space is called the Vitruvian Space – a coming together of strength, functionality and beauty – a space where meaning is created beyond words and images alone.
Vitruvian Space opened on campus in January 2016 and boasts over 4,000 sq. ft. of space for the campus community and is located in the basement of the Dining Centre (DC 12), next to the Unicard office.
The Firmitas A room has a capacity of 50, or 30 with tables and chairs. Connected to Firmitas A via a divider, Firmitas B has a capacity of 173 people, or 80 with tables and chairs. The Venustas room is down the hall and has a capacity of 50 people, or 30 with chairs.
 From: http://www.bl.uk/learning/cult/bodies/vitruvius/proportion.html and http://www.davincilife.com/vitruvianman.html