Bowie State University
As a growing Historically Black College and University campus, Bowie State University desired a new campus connector for student life. The new Student Center enhances the student experience by providing a series of dynamic, student-centered spaces that create a true campus destination.
Designed as a hub of campus activity, the Student Center offers active spaces for students to gather, work, eat, relax and play. The center provides the meal-plan dining hall as well as retail dining options, bookstore, game room, movie theater, and a variety of student group and lounge spaces. A sequence of outdoor spaces provide a variety of experiences to encourage interaction with the surrounding landscape.
Our students believe this building is truly the “Facebook” of the campus and created a “living room” to substantially enhance the quality of student life on campus.
VP for Administration and Finance, Bowie State University
Vertical openness and vast amounts of glass give visitors a constant connection to fellow students, activities and the campus beyond. The building fosters a strong sense of place, orientation, and belonging. From outside the building, the expansive glass maximizes transparency–showcasing the activities and community within, and inviting students to enter, participate, and engage.