Furman University, Student Center

Greenville, South Carolina

A committee of staff, students and administrators from Furman University worked together with the architect to develop a program to convert this 34-year-old student center into a new and exciting university center.

The new facility provides students with expanded dining, a food court, a game room, an upscale bookstore and cafe, offices for student organizations, ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$107.00FEATURED IN2000 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYStudent Centers/Service Areas theatre, great room, offices for career services and student employment, conference rooms and a post office. The team was challenged with providing bright, open spaces with views to an adjacent lake for this 2,500-student campus.

Vibrant graphics and signage contribute to the atmosphere of the building. Existing functions within the facility were kept operational during construction. Departments were shifted as needed to allow continuous construction.

The existing building’s 41,000 square feet was renovated. After filling in a portion of the lake, 34,000 square feet of new construction was added. A two-story glass-enclosed lobby overlooks a courtyard entrance terrace.

Photographer: ©Fred Martin Jr.