Student life activities such as dining, meeting, discovering, and sharing with a diverse community lie at the heart of the Shawnee State University experience. With the University’s significant growth and a changing student population creating diverse needs, BHDP was tapped to significantly expand and renovate the firm’s original design.

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Critical to the vision of the renovation and addition to the existing student center was to strengthen and develop this campus community bond. A welcoming environment brings students, faculty, staff, and visitors together for planned and impromptu meals and student life activities.

The University Center’s new dining area features food stations where students, faculty, and staff can choose from a variety of options, catered by the University’s food service vendor. This inviting new area more than doubled the capacity, providing seating for 500. The University Center’s first floor provides a coffee house environment where students can enjoy specialty coffees, smoothies, fresh baked goods, sandwiches and salads, while meeting, relaxing, and listening to music. A large ballroom provides a venue for major events on campus.

The Student Services one-stop-shop boasts a bright, open and welcoming atmosphere. A new waiting area includes computer terminals, tables and comfortable chairs. Four private counseling offices emphasize personal service, treating the student more like a customer than a number. The functionality of the facility has created efficiencies for the staff and an ease of service for all involved. A model for sustainability on campus, the project achieved LEED Certification.