Gregory L. Waybright Student Life Center, Trinity International University

The primary challenge for WTW and local architectural partner Ruck/Pate was to provide an economical yet dynamic student life/dining center that would serve as a new landmark for the University.

Deerfield, Illinois

22,700 SF New / 19,600 SF Renovation


The signature of the design solution is the large circular lounge at the eastern entrance that is both a focal point for student events and a highly visible ‘lantern’ that is identifiable from all points on campus.

The new central concourse has become the main street of campus life linking student lounges, a mini-bookstore, the post office, and the student café. The new kitchen and dining areas (seating 450) were planned in Phase I of the project to allow full dining operations to be maintained throughout the construction of the project.