This project was won in an invitation-only design competition.
Wedged between existing campus buildings, this new 36,000 square foot two-level student activity center provides a new “heart” for the campus that includes food service and dining, offices and meeting rooms for student organizations, a 300-seat multipurpose performance space that includes a basketball half-court and volleyball court, a student lounge, a fitness center, and a bistro. The triangular shaped spaces resulted from the diagonal circulation patterns that connect the new activities with existing program and circulation corridors.
The new student center provides a hub for students to lounge, exercise, learn, collaborate and dine while transforming the campus’s image and creating new outdoor spaces.
This project received an AIA Honor Award.
Design Principal: Richard Benton Friedson, FAIA
Photography: Richard Benton Friedson, FAIA
Association: Friedson Studio of LBA