The University of Maine at Augusta, Student Center

Augusta, Maine

  • FIRM

    WBRC Architects/Engineers

  • CLIENT

    The University of Maine System

  • AREA

    25,000 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $3,125,000.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    8/2003

The Student Center has helped foster a sense of community that was not present on campus prior to its completion. The center, in combination with an existing library and academic building, completes a quad that encompasses a common green.

The Student Center is home to a cafe, a bookstore, offices for student government and clubs, organizations, conference space and ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$125.00FEATURED IN2004 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYStudent Centers/Service Areas student lounges. The ability to situate all student activities and organizations centrally was a key component during programming.

To achieve the desired feeling of a contemporary lodge, the large student lounge features a gas fireplace with slate surround, exposed Douglas fir roof decking, balconies overlooking the cafe and a large, curved curtainwall with views to the campus green. The overall color palette is a combination of earthy beige tones, deep berry and forest green. Lounge spaces feature comfortable mobile seating, complete with wheels and handles. The furniture promotes interaction among students, as they are free to arrange furniture to meet their study or social needs.