WVU Tech Center Student Union
The WVU Tech Center is a 4-story Student Union, built in 1962 with approximately 30,198 GSF. The building’s functionally obsolete design, exterior and interior appearance, and overall building condition failed to meet the demands and needs of today’s modern college student. Silling Associates was commissioned by West Virginia University for this $2.7 million renovation and modernization project that included a new and expanded kitchen and food service component, an expanded dining area featuring the addition of a cantilevered seating area overlooking the first floor commons/assembly area, new interior finishes, elevator, complete HVAC, electrical, and fire/life safety improvements, and ADA design.
The expectations for the new food court include a state-of-the-art design with an upscale appearance, complete with some degree of flexibility. A controlled serving area is required, as participants will utilize one of the various meal plans or cash for payment. The new dining area will seat approximately 200 people, with a separate private dining area for another 50 people.
West Virginia University