Construction of a new student center in the heart of this campus encompassed more than entertainment and recreational facilities for students. It also will provide them with a single location on campus where they can conduct business associated with their academic stay.
This three-floor facility with a center hall atrium has ASSOCIATED FIRMVMDO Architects, PCCOST PER SQ FT$364.00CITATIONSpecial CitationFEATURED IN2010 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYInterior Work in Progress designed to achieve a LEED gold rating and is highly energy-efficient in the form of material selections and MEP systems usage. The building will be constructed to connect to an existing geothermal heating and cooling system. A cutting-edge aquifer thermal energy system (ATES) will provide aquifer storage of cooling water for air-conditioning use. The building skin will be composed mostly of cast stone, curtainwall glass and punched windows, which are high-performance glass to enhance the energy efficiency of the building.
"Unique and dramatic spaces; creative use of materials and daylighting; high-performance, sustainable features."--2010 jury