campus life
social                                                   We believe buildings and                                         ...
process    Dialogue, discussion, communication and collaboration are the    hallmarks of Cannon Design’s approach to desig...
the heart of student life    A student union has the ability to be a destination and traffic                        develo...
“the brown lupton university union has                                                                                    ...
university of california, san diego    price center expansion    66,000 sf (renovation)    172,000 sf (expansion)    price...
bluu is the student-life                                   anchor of a neW campus                                   common...
the university cements campus’ unity,     linKing residential and academic Zones,     and an eXisting dining facility.    ...
this facility fosters a                                   sense of community,                                   supports l...
eXpansion preserves     and revitaliZes a     cherished facility     for a neW future.     as a revitalized and expanded  ...
architecural scale linKs the campus                                   to the surrounding neighborhood.                    ...
northern ariZona university     student union and dining hall expansion     27,000 sf     neW addition dematerialiZes the ...
on the boards     work in progress     center responds to                            the student center     the urban fabr...
leed platinum in the center                                                this highly visible and                        ...
about cannon design                                              services     Cannon Design is recognized internationally ...
among our clients Adelphi University • Arizona State University • Asia-Pacific Institute of Management                    ...
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  1. 1. campus life
  2. 2. social We believe buildings and spaces are essential connections tools for achieving a living + vision for the future. learning We believe in honoring the past and engaging student the present to create engagement memorable environments for current and future generations. cover University of California, San Diego, Price Center East2 campus life: student unions
  3. 3. process Dialogue, discussion, communication and collaboration are the hallmarks of Cannon Design’s approach to design for student life. Our process is visual and engaging, going beyond plans and diagrams with three-dimensional models, sketches and other illustration so that all project constituents can clearly understand and contribute to the conversation. By inviting participation and building consensus, we create student-focused environments that meet the goals and aspirations of the campus community.2 campus life: student unions
  4. 4. the heart of student life A student union has the ability to be a destination and traffic development guidelines to see where the opportunities are generator, but it is also a facility that should respond to the for entrance, connection, interior and exterior spaces that will patterns of student life and embrace campus and students— create an environment unique to each campus. creating a place to be, to meet, to see and be seen. We also understand the importance of the economic viability We study existing circulation patterns, current and planned of today’s student union and have the analytic tools to help use of existing campus buildings and proposed campus balance revenue generation with social mission. p8 p10 p12 p14 university of california, san diego, texas christian university, nova southeastern university, california state university, dominguez hills, price center east brown lupton university union university center loker student union expansion p16 p18 p20 p22 university of connecticut, university of california, berkeley, northern arizona university, tidewater community college, norfolk campus, student union student services building and dining facility student union and dining hall expansion student center4 campus life: student unions
  5. 5. “the brown lupton university union has created an environment for rich personal “Well-detailed interactions through a variety of spaces; where intellectual vitality and social inside and out. conversations intersect. central to enriching the texas christian university a very impactful experience is a building that is a destination for activities that promote renovation and out-of-classroom-learning as well as a physical setting to promote student life.” addition.” dr. don mills, vice chancellor for student affairs, texas christian university american school and university, design jury commentary california state university, dominguez hills, loker student union expansion “it had to be a building that engaged “We are beginning to build a sense of belonging users in a way that was productive and and an affinity for nova southeastern university thoughtful, and presented a design that which we have long lacked. While i continue to was both notable and timeless. i believe be impressed how cannon design made the the price center does this in full.” university center fit into the existing space, i boone hellman, associate vice chancellor of facilities design and construction, and campus architect, university of california, san diego believe it is the growth of our students which will be cannon design’s lasting legacy at nsu.” dr. brad a. williams, dean of student affairs, nova southeastern university6 campus life: student unions
  6. 6. university of california, san diego price center expansion 66,000 sf (renovation) 172,000 sf (expansion) price center east fosters important of the campus. the expansion, which succeeded changes in the campus eXperience. without resulting in a decline in the use of the original price center, incorporates numerous sustainable the value of the price center east can be measured by design strategies to achieve leed gold certification. the intensity of use and the transformation of adjacent campus areas, contributing to the continued maturation8 campus life: student unions
  7. 7. bluu is the student-life anchor of a neW campus commons at teXas christian university. the union bridges a campus rooted in rich architectural tradition and a culture that embraces the future, while creating a niche for student participation and social interaction. bluu is the culmination of extensive student-initiated program explorations and design charettes focused on creating an environment for students to live, work and play. teXas christian university brown lupton university union 135,000 sf10 campus life: student unions
  8. 8. the university cements campus’ unity, linKing residential and academic Zones, and an eXisting dining facility. to unite the diverse functions of this fusion facility under one roof, a three-story, skylit atrium/galleria space serves as the facility spine, offering access to program components and informal social spaces. generous use of glazing maximizes daylighting and affords engaging views of athletic, recreational and social activities from both inside and outside. nova southeastern university university center 322,000 sf12 campus life: student unions
  9. 9. this facility fosters a sense of community, supports lifelong learning, enhances the educational environment and creates a desirable public face for csudh. the loker student union’s facilities, programs and services enrich university life and contribute to out- of-classroom learning experiences. sitting at the campus’ pedestrian crossroads, the facility is now the hub of campus life. the building, an iconic meeting point, is highly-visible and transparent, advertising the activities inside and fostering a vibrant campus environment. california state university, domingueZ hills loker student union 66,000 sf (renovation) 72,000 sf (expansion)14 campus life: student unions
  10. 10. eXpansion preserves and revitaliZes a cherished facility for a neW future. as a revitalized and expanded hub of campus life at the university of connecticut, the union establishes a connection between central campus activity and the university’s athletics zone. the renovated 1950s-era building is integrated within new construction to create an interior street or four-story pedestrian spine that preserves portions of the original façade in an environment that promotes social collisions. university of connecticut student union 56,000 sf (renovation) 152,000 sf (expansion)16 campus life: student unions
  11. 11. architecural scale linKs the campus to the surrounding neighborhood. the building is developed as a series of pavilions accommodating the multiple program elements creating an appropriate pedestrian scale for the building that is responsive to the surrounding berkeley neighborhood. university of california, berKeley student services building and dining facility 105,000 sf18 campus life: student unions
  12. 12. northern ariZona university student union and dining hall expansion 27,000 sf neW addition dematerialiZes the border dining options, offers extended hours to 18,000 students betWeen inside and outside, energiZing the and provides the campus community with flexible areas for individual or group study or socializing.  a two-story campus eXperience. glass façade creates a seamless connection between the this dining hall addition, adjacent to the student union and dining hall interior and the surrounding student quad, campus field house, creates a new central student service making the building the place to see and be seen in the hub and focal point for the campus. the facility expands heart of the campus.20 campus life: student unions
  13. 13. on the boards work in progress center responds to the student center the urban fabric of innovatively develops a constricted urban site norfolK’s commercial while preserving an and historic district, existing pedestrian plaza becoming an icon for and gardens. the facility’s the campus. collegiate atmosphere is reflected in the tideWater community college, norfolK campus comfortable and flexible student center 57,000 sf nature of the outdoor areas with a plaza that belongs to the students, accommodates their needs and celebrates their accomplishments.22 campus life: student unions
  14. 14. leed platinum in the center this highly visible and accessible building creates in the last decade, cannon design has of Washington, d.c. university of the district of columbia a new gateway and public face for the university. the been responsible for programming, student union new union will engage and support students planning and designing student unions 90,000 sf academically and socially, improve student recruitment and retention, and integrate the campus with the surrounding neighborhood, creating a new urban community. a winter garden utilizing rainwater collection occupying 2.8 million tanks is a key feature of the three-story atrium. square feet of space reinforcing campus conteXt the new student union totalling $700 million of will serve as the icon and With a leed platinum facility. gateway to the campus, a san diego state university hub for student activities, student union 200,000 sf gatherings and campus life at sdsu. the building reflects the california mission architectural vernacular construction cost value of the original core campus and will be open, inviting throughout 14 states and and permeable, celebrating the student experience to attract students to this new campus living room. provinces revitaliZed landmarK aids Well-located but neglected, this student union no longer student recruitment. met expectations for north carolina a&t university function, amenities or student union aesthetics. to renew its stature as a student 130,000 sf (renovation and expansion) destination, the university undertook a major renovation and expansion project. programming included planning driven by client data, benchmarking against peer institutions and operational and financial mapping to ensure economic viability and longevity.24 campus life: student unions
  15. 15. about cannon design services Cannon Design is recognized internationally for the design of higher education facilities that manifest Campus Master Planning design excellence, technological innovation and Architecture sustainable solutions. Engineering Our Ideas Based Practice functions on the principle that interdisciplinary interaction among planners, architects, Interior Design engineers, interior designers and cost estimators results in the highest-quality planning and design strategies. Facilities Optimization We develop strategic ideas and conceptual alternatives in Sustainable Design collaboration with our clients, resulting in environments that are innovative, functionally sound and cost effective to operate and maintain. Our award-winning projects reflect each institution’s spirit and character, while enlivening the campus environment. 1,000-person firm Established in 1945 400 LEED-accredited professionals Internationally recognized for the performance of our projects26 campus life: student unions
  16. 16. among our clients Adelphi University • Arizona State University • Asia-Pacific Institute of Management • Ave Maria University • Boston University • Brandeis University • Brown University • California Institute of Technology • California State University, Bakersfield • California State University, Channel Islands • California State University, Dominguez Hills • California State University, Fresno • California State University, Fullerton • California State University, Long Beach • California State University, Northridge • Camosun College • Canisius College • Carleton University • Chapman University • Colgate University • Columbia University • Coppin State University • Cornell University • DePaul University • Flagler College • Fordham University • George Mason University • George Mason University • George Washington University • Georgia College & State University • Gettysburg College • Hofstra University • Illinois Institute of Technology • Indian Institute of Technology • Johns Hopkins University • Kean University • Kyonggi University • Loma Linda University • Massachusetts Institute of Technology • McMaster University • Minnesota State University • Missouri State University • New York University • Northern Arizona University • Northwestern University • Nova Southeastern University • Oklahoma State University • Pepperdine University • Plymouth State University • Principia College • Rochester Institute of Technology • Sabanci University • Saint Louis University • Saint Paul University • San Diego State University • Seneca College • Simmons College St. Bonaventure University • State University of New York at Albany • State University of New York at Buffalo • State University of New York at Oswego • State University of New York, College at Buffalo • State University of New York, College at Fredonia • State University of New York, College at Geneseo • State University of New York, College of Optometry • State University of New York, College of Technology at Alfred • State University of New York, Upstate Medical University • Texas Christian University • Touro College • Tufts University • U.S. Air Force Academy • U.S. Military Academy, West Point • U.S. Naval Academy • University of Alabama • University of Alberta • University of Arizona • University of British Columbia • University of California, Berkeley • University of California, Davis • University of California, Irvine • University of California, Los Angeles • University of California, Riverside • University of California, San Diego • University of California, Santa Barbara • University of Chicago • University of Connecticut • University of Florida • University of Georgia • University of Guelph • University of Illinois • University of Kansas • University of Maine • University of Maryland • University of Massachusetts • University of Minnesota • University of Missouri • University of New Mexico • University of San Diego • University of Saskatchewan • University of South Carolina • University of Southern California • University of Tennessee • University of Toronto • University of Victoria • University of Wisconsin • Vanderbilt University • Virginia State University • Washington State University • Washington PrintED on 50% PoSt ConSUmEr waStE PaPEr University • Williams College • Worcester Polytechnic Institute • Yale University • Zhejiang University ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Texas Christian University, Brown Lupton University Union: In association with Hahnfeld Hoffer Stanford | University of Connecticut, Student Union: In association with WTW Architects | University of the District of Columbia, Student Union: In association with Marshall Moya Design28 campus life: student unions
  17. 17. baltimorebostonbuffalochicagohoustonlos angelesmumbainew yorkphoenixsan franciscoshanghaist. louistorontovancouvervictoriawashington, dc 50%cannondesign.com

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