On April 2nd and 3rd, consultants Perkins + Will in partnership with DOWA Architects presented the results of the Student Union 2020 Feasibility Study to students, the 2020 Steering Committee, and the University President.
View the Presentation and visit again soon for the full report.
Thanks to the hundreds of you who gave your time and input to the project. It would have been impossible to conceive this vision without your ideas.
The products of this process are the beginning of a larger conversation at PSU. The Student Union 2020 process included no decision-making about design or funding, but synthesized stakeholder input into an aspirational design demonstrating the possibilities for our union.
We’ve been hard at work with our team revising concepts and creating designs and layouts that are functional and beautiful. Take a look at these latest concepts and let us know what you think. Also be on the lookout for a few public open houses on campus in early April during which you can stop in and talk to the PSU students and staff and consultant team that have been working on this project.
Once you’ve opened the photo galleries, click to view the images in Flickr and you will see descriptions of each concepts.
Concept Designs for a New or Renovated Building
Concept Floorplans for a New Union Building
Come see the final student union concepts and learn how you can continue to stay informed and involved in the project. Over many months hundreds of you have provided your input on what you want a PSU Student Union to be. See the results at either of these two open houses.
When: Monday, April 2 from 3:00-5:00 & Tuesday, April 3 from 11:00am-12:30pm (stop in for just a few minutes anytime)
Where: Smith Memorial Student Union room 298 (doors are off the 2nd floor lounge)
What: See the results of months of hard work by PSU students and staff and the project team. There will be concept images of possible future unions, diagrams showing how floor space will be improved to serve students, and more information about all the ways in which a student union could make PSU a better place for coming generations of students. Members of the project team will be on hand to tell you more and answer any questions.
Food?: Of course. No open house is complete without delicious grub.
When do you use it? What do you do there? Where do you go?
We want to know how you use Smith Memorial Student Union. What do you like or dislike about it? What would you keep or change in a future student union.
Tell us your Student Union story by replying below, contact us directly, or visiting us at Party Near the Park in Smith Union on January 19 from 11:00am – 2:00pm.
On December 15, 2011, a group from the PSU Smith Memorial Student Union 2020 project team traveled up to the University of Washington in Seattle to explore their nearly-complete student union renovation - http://depts.washington.edu/sauf/
We learned all about the lengthy process UW went through and how they worked to ensure that students had their voices heard in the project. Check out the photos of us touring the site.
We’ve been hard at work continually updating design concepts and ensuring that the feedback you’ve provided us guides the process. Check out the “Work Session 2.5 Concept” photos from this gallery for new floor plans and a building section that shows one way in which Smith could be dramatically improved.
Here are the latest concept designs that PSU and its team devised in the most recent project work session. From November 29 – Dec 1, we spent three intense days working with PSU students and employees at various events and open houses to come up with revised concepts.
The slideshow here presents design concept images along with background information about the project. Take a look.
We want to know what you think about these concepts; please comment below or email the project team.
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From October 18-21, 2011, the project team was on campus designing concepts for a future student union. Their ideas came from meeting with groups of students and employees (pictures also shown). These are very preliminary sketches, but we welcome any feedback you may have. Most of the concepts are designed on the existing site of the current Smith Memorial Student Union.
Project Steering Committee meeting
Stakeholder meeting with ASPSU student government
Public open house for students and employees
Diagram of key concepts for student stakeholders
Circulation concept around Smith
Potential student union sites around campus
Concept building section
Concept site plan