Joe Crowley Student Union, University of Nevada, Reno
Located at the crossroads of three major campus axes and the main campus entrance, the Crowley serves as a welcome center for visitors and the hub of student life.
Its hillside location affords commanding views. A vertical circulation spine, connecting the lower and upper campuses, traverses a multi-story daylit atrium providing a visual display of the building activities.
Multiple food service venues, the campus bookstore, student governance offices, student clubs and organizations, numerous conference rooms, an 800-seat multipurpose ballroom, and a 240-seat student theater all front on the atrium.
The Crowley was designed to qualify for LEED Silver certification, although not formally certified.