sion of the University Union. An enhanced University Center was required to meet the needs of a larger student body and a more sophisticated educational program. Critical components of the design included a bookstore, a cafeteria, student organization/administrative offices and a new campus radio/television station.
A major project challenge was to enhance the COST PER SQ FT$189.00FEATURED IN2002 Architectural Portfolio appearance of the campus by creating a focal point in the front of the building, which had no distinguishing features. The new design is distinguished by a clock tower and a series of monumental stairs, which connect the upper and lower campuses.
Another challenge was the incorporation of the new and expanded facilities within the existing University Center, with continuous operation during construction. This was accomplished by selective demolition and reorganization of the existing facility. The result was a more efficient organization of the facility, both old and new.