The Student Center, completed in 2006, serves as a central gathering place for students at Averett University to develop personal, professional and academic relationships, and a variety of spaces and activities that build interaction and community.
The center consists of four levels with a coffee shop, convenience store, game room, TV room, and computer lab. It also includes a central dining facility which seats 300, a state-of-the-art "performance kitchen," an outdoor patio with cafe tables, and a rooftop terrace. The all-glass window wall of the commons and central atrium opens onto a lawn area and outdoor amphitheater that creates additional gathering, entertainment and study space.
2RW provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection (MEP/FP) engineering for the 41,860 square feet Student Center at the University.
OWNER: Averett University
TIMEFRAME: 2005 – 2006
SIZE: 41,860 SF
COST: $6.1 million
2008 – Merit Award – Committee on Architecture for Education, AIA
2008 – Facility Design Award of Excellence – Association of College Unions International
2008 – Merit Award for Excellence – Central Virginia Chapter, AIA
2007 – Merit Award for Excellence in Architecture for a New Building – Society for College and University Planning