University administrators envisioned this building as a showpiece for food, fun and fellowship, and the interior design delivers on this mandate in significant ways. A vibrant color palette and contemporary furnishings delineate activity zones, including quiet spaces, pool tables and video-game consoles; a cafe; and a mammoth 12-foot by 21-foot screen for COST PER SQ FT$393.00FEATURED IN2013 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYStudent Centers/Service Areas movies, sporting events or video-game competitions.
The selections were based on both youthful appeal and functionality for long-term wear. Furnishings were chosen for colorful, modern aesthetics and high-tech functionality (most seating includes electrical outlets). Stained concrete flooring and white quartz counter spaces add to the modern vibe, yet wear well; two biofuel fireplaces featuring brightly colored surrounds create ambience and warmth in winter. Along with bright orange, yellow and black geometric carpeting, the upholstered stadium-style seating within the large video-screen area is easy to maintain.
The upper-level alumni area features a sophisticated muted color palette and modern furnishings for a more grown-up vibe. A highlight is the voluminous cloud-like light fixture, which hovers above the lounge area.