The project vision for Towson University was to transform its outdated 1970s student union into a ‘next generation’ Student Life Center while maintaining ongoing operations.
Phasing was one of the keys to the success of this project. The first phase of expansion was designed to provide flexible new dining and meeting spaces that would come online well before the existing operations were shut down for extensive renovations in phase two.
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 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.
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.
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The University of Houston’s vision was to transform its outdated 1960’s University Center into a ‘next generation’ student life center without disrupting key on-going operations.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.