Saint Davids, PA
Scheduled for completion in January 2014, this new 43,000 square foot Student Center is located at the heart of Eastern University's bucolic campus. Included are a 500 seat dining hall, a café, a chapel, student government and activities spaces, a writing center, large meeting rooms, and student support spaces. The dining hall is organized on two levels with a balcony overlooking the main level and the wooded area to the north. Creative use of the naturally sloping topography allows for the structure to align with the main circulation path and have entrances on grade at both the south and north sides. In keeping with the Universities green initiatives the building was designed to meet LEED Silver standards.