Student Center

A collective hub of student activity, resources, and learning, this state-of-the-art 79,000-square-foot facility provides students with a variety of collaborative environments and the type of atmosphere needed to help recruit the next generation of leaders. The product of a design partnership between Steinberg Hart and MHAworks, the student union includes formal meeting spaces, a myriad of collaborative studying, gathering, and informal learning spaces, along with administrative offices, a health clinic, a computer repair shop, a food court with coffee shop, a convenience store, recreation spaces, and a catering kitchen space.

One of the more interesting aspects of the project is the promotion of active design principles. The
design team worked to make the entire building as open as possible, with all stairs situated to be more convenient and experientially rewarding than riding the elevator. The three-story glass beacon establishes the center point of a future campus quadrangle.

Both the client and the North Carolina State Construction Office have highly praised our team for outstanding project delivery, with the client claiming it was the one of the smoothest and best managed projects that they have had on their campus in many years. The building achieved LEED Gold certification in 2021.

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East Carolina University
Location
Greenville, NC
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