University of Wisconsin—River Falls, University Center

River Falls, Wisconsin

  • FIRM

    Workshop Architects


    University of Wisconsin--River Falls

  • AREA

    147,000 sq.ft.





Situated adjacent to the Kinnickinnic River, this 147,000-square-foot facility has a design focused around student involvement and sustainable practices.

Sustainable features include a roof designed for maximum southern sunlight exposure, rainwater-collection system for storing roof runoff and reusing for ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONASSOCIATED FIRMMoody Nolan; Graef Engineering; Arnold and O'SheridanCOST PER SQ FT$231.00FEATURED IN2010 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYSpecialized flushing, daylight-harvesting controls and advanced HVAC system control. Additionally, the site for this building was cleared using a full deconstruction process of an existing building, which recycled 90 percent of the previous facility. The new facility was constructed using local materials and workforce to fulfill the sustainability requirements as set forth by the student body.

This four-story building has meeting rooms designed around an excellent view of the river on the south side and the campus mall to the north. The building sits directly in the center of campus and provides all residential and retail food services, meeting room spaces, a student involvement center, student governance, first-year experience, student life, campus reservations and other services for students as a one-stop shop.