In response to student requests for more open space on campus, Schenley Quadrangle was transformed from a service vehicle access point into a pedestrian-friendly plaza where students can study, socialize, and enjoy the outdoors. WTW Architects developed a program to repair structural deterioration of the quad and activate the space for student life.
2018 MBA Building Excellence Award
Improving visual connectivity, transparency, daylighting, and discernible wayfinding were all key objectives to the success of this 104,000 sf renovation and addition of the Nebraska East Union. The most dramatic new feature is the redesigned central atrium, an organizing element that revitalizes the sense of community in the building.
The athletic locker facilities for the new Thomas Jefferson High School were designed to accommodate general daily use for Physical Education classes as well as evening and weekend athletic events and tournaments via smart design and dynamic signage.
Jefferson Hills, PA
The Student Activity Center (SAC) dining facility was transformed to create openness and transparency that improves circulation to the retail food concepts. The new food court offers a ‘restaurant experience’ dining area for students to gather, hold events, and socialize.
Flanking Main Street, two buildings are home to 728 students above retail and university facilities engaging the University with Clarion’s business district. The scale, character, and amenities of the complex offer a unique small town urban university experience.
This seven-story residence hall for first-year students includes 699 beds, a central dining facility with seating for 550, fitness center, living/learning seminar rooms, and open lounge/study spaces throughout the building.
Group collaboration rooms, a group workstation area, a general classroom that doubles as a computer lab, circulation desk, perimeter lounge areas and a new library staff office suite have totally transformed and re-energized this aging library.
University Park, PA
An inviting light filled stair, with lounge space overlooking the residential quad, reengages the formerly isolated second floor dining into a cohesive experience. The visual connection between the levels integrates a variety of completely new dining venues on both floors.
University Park, PA
Following the highly successful completion of Nevada Hall totaling 320 beds, WTW Architects/Collaborative Design Studio was re-engaged to implement additional new housing at the University of Nevada, Reno.
The campus has been transformed by an addition and renovation which was designed to complement the classic architecture. The new spaces intuitively create a sense of community and enhance student life.
The space occupied by UPMC’s Infectious Disease Clinic in Oakland was originally conceived as the attic and storage area for the Falk Medical Building. The sloped roof structure, low ceiling heights and almost complete lack of thermal insulation created less than ideal environmental conditions for the sensitive program the clinic wanted to implement. The project addressed these challenges by creating an interior insulation layer and completely replacing the air handling units serving the entire building while the rest of floors remained occupied.
Logan Medical Center provides advanced outpatient services, primary care and diagnostic services to the communities in the Altoona region. The facility houses pediatric services, a family practice, an asthma and allergy clinic, ear-nose-throat, and orthopaedics specialists.
Allegheny Health Network (AHN) Pediatric Orthopaedic Institute (POI) is a cutting edge diagnostic, treatment, and rehabilitation facility divided into 3 distinct areas: clinical, physical therapy (PT) and administration.
Thirty years after WTW’s original design, CalU re-engaged WTW to transform and expand the center with extensive renovations and strategic additions creating a 135,000-sf center. Located at the hub of housing and academic districts, Natali is a vital campus crossroads.
Thirty years after repurposing a circa 1880 sawmill on Pittsburgh’s North Shore for its offices, WTW has again transformed its workspace to express its culture and design philosophy in a highly collaborative environment that inspires creativity.
ConnectedHealth desired an interior environment to enhance health/wellness and improve connectivity between patients and staff in this holistic fitness and healthcare facility. The key to this merger is a centrally located Collaboration Area that promotes engagement and interaction as patients and staff flow through this central unifying space. The Collaboration Area provides a 360 degree view of all services provided by the client.
Approximately 10,000 sf of the Union was designated for this project. WTW Architects was selected to plan and design the new facility.
The University of Houston’s vision was to transform its outdated 1960’s University Center into a ‘next generation’ student life center without disrupting key on-going operations.
Nearly doubling the size of the existing student union, this project transforms a complex series of smaller additions into a cohesive center of student life. The addition unifies the building as it completes the south edge of the majestic central campus quadrangle.
This transformation of a mid-century concrete building into a vital and robust center of student engagement is a testimony to the innovative vision of the university and the design team of Neumann Smith/WTW Architects.
The Davis Student Center has become the hub of student engagement connecting the previously separate academic and residential campus districts. The sustainable design of the facility has led to a campus-wide commitment to sustainable practices in all aspects of University life.
LEED Gold (first LEED Gold student union in the US)