Miami University Armstrong Student Center
Category: 2015 Education
Bronze Winner Education
Designer: William Rawn Assoc
Axis Interior Systems, Inc.
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Miami University partnered with BHDP Architecture and William Rawn Associates Architects to move forward with their vision of creating a facility focused entirely on its student community. The Armstrong Student Center (ASC) is the embodiment of a great experience, built on the deep heritage of Ohio’s second oldest university in a contextual and site-sensitive manner. Three existing buildings have been adaptively repurposed and a new infill building was created to support a robust program for student socialization, recreation, scholarship, dining and student events. The 3-story center’s key spaces include a sky-lit “Interior Street”, 500-seat theater, large event space and a culinary marketplace ideal for the student on-the-go or set to study. Technological resources abound in the many distributed lounges and study spaces to promote scholarly and social interaction. The ASC also contains a multi-cultural suite, reflection room and Wikiami room dedicated to the Miami Native American tribe.