The new Student Center on the campus of Albany State University (ASU) is another critical step in ASU’s effort to enhance university recruitment and enrollment.
The main design goal was to create an iconic building to serve as a "hub" that draws the various flows of students’ activities, as well as ASSOCIATED FIRMVincent Pope ArchitectsCOST PER SQ FT$200.00FEATURED IN2012 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYStudent Centers/Service Areas "knot" that connects the divergent required program spaces together. The new building provides a new edge and presence for the campus situated on a prominent site.
The multi-directional exterior presence to the adjacent conditions provides a powerful experience from both inside and the outside of the building.
The building program includes a bookstore/convenience store, post office, university testing center, extended food services (such as a juice/coffee bar/"grab & go" and grill), social and quiet lounges, meeting spaces, a game room, student club and organizations spaces, administrative and student-services offices, and a ballroom for large social events.