Benedictine College, Haverty Center (The Raven Roost)

Atchison, Kansas

  • FIRM

    Treanor Architects, PA


    Benedictine College

  • AREA

    45,660 sq.ft.





The Haverty Center is the social hub of Benedictine College’s campus. Built in 1924, the old gymnasium was a recreation center, student center and auditorium. The college decided to revitalize the building starting with the Raven Roost—the student lounge and campus bookstore.

The program included a campus convenience store and bookstore with food service, seating, ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONASSOCIATED FIRMCDFM2COST PER SQ FT$331.40FEATURED IN2005 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYInterior RenovationSUB CATEGORYRenovation areas, game areas, a “family room,” and a full-service restaurant and pub.

The space was transformed to a vibrant, inviting center with oak paneling, trim and casework, period lighting and warm colors. Seating is subdivided into three areas: eating; studying; and lounging with televisions, a game area, computer connections and fireplace. Memorabilia reflecting the college’s rich history is displayed throughout.

The convenience store combines the bookstore and grille into one area to increase traffic and revenue, and reduce staff—providing students with extended service hours and supporting a full-service restaurant and pub.

The Raven Roost once again connects student, faculty, staff and alumni in a comfortable social setting, becoming host to a variety of campus activities.