Illinois Wesleyan University, Hansen Student Center

Bloomington, IL | 2002

This project has transformed the existing Memorial Gymnasium into a vital center for the campus community. The 32,000 s.f. adaptive reuse of this Neo-Classical structure creates a variety of flexible interior and exterior environments to support student life and encourage interaction with faculty.

The program includes a central, two-story, sky-lit space, flexibly designed for a variety of uses, a coffee house, campus bookstore, convenience store, spaces for student organizations and student government, and a grille/bar that opens directly to a new west patio.

The existing building envelope has been fully restored, while the architectural vocabulary of the newly inserted mezzanine and program elements create a theatrical stage set. The two-story lobby is a beacon at night, attracting students and faculty and activating this important campus precinct.

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  • Square Footage: 32,000 s.f.
  • Construction Cost: $7,100,000
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Shepley Bulfinch Team

John Christiansen
Thomas Kearns
Jeanne Carey
Bruce Cole
Lesia Ilnytzky
Shaun Landon
Corina Martinez
Derek Noble
Stephen Rose
Christopher Waltz
Hai Wang
Jordan Max
Danielle Tappis

Awards

    2005

  • 2005 Facility Design Award of Excellence, Association of College Unions International (ACUI)

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