The major goal for the two-level Campus Center was to create a campus gathering place for students, faculty and staff. Because 98 percent of the student population lives in campus housing, the center was designed for comfort and socializing. Informal seating is available throughout, including several lounge spaces with fireplaces and 42-inch flat- COST PER SQ FT$271.00FEATURED IN2010 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYStudent Centers/Service Areas high-definition TVs.
The Campus Center replaces the Cowan Dining Commons and serves as the college’s main dining facility. The first-floor main dining commons has a huge food court featuring made-to-order stations, a large dining room with various table options, two private dining rooms, as well as bistro seating along the main corridor. The Every Day Cafe serves grab-and-go snacks, as well as grilled and fresh fare.
The second level has a game lounge with pool tables and Wii game systems, the student-life office suite and conference rooms with a catering kitchen.
The Campus Center blends well into the campus’ traditional architecture. Sustainable design methods and materials were used throughout the building, and it is anticipated that the Campus Center will achieve LEED silver certification.