Wayne State University Student Center
DescriptionThe design creates a vibrant, inviting identity to support the University’s recruitment and retention efforts. The renovated spaces of WSU’s 40-year-old Student Center is the new “living room” of campus, providing exciting venues for student learning with state-of-the-art services and facilities. The design creates a vibrant, inviting identity to support the University’s recruitment and retention efforts. Highlights include a redesigned food court; new atrium and grand ballroom; state-of-the-art student organization collaboration center; two new feature staircases allowing better flow throughout the building; lower-level activity zone offering a variety of recreational spaces, dance practice rooms, food services and lounge spaces; additional meeting and multipurpose rooms allowing more flexibility to student organizations’ needs; increased square footage to provide more locations for students to lounge, study and engage; and relocated and redesigned areas for the Dean of Students Office, Student Center Administration and Universe IT. The exterior work improves both the efficiency of the building to save operational costs, as well as update the building's aesthetic. The re-assignment of interior spaces better meets the University’s demands and increases flexibility of use while improving quality, variety, and wayfinding.