Client: Philander Smith College
Date of Completion: August 2013
Philander Smith College's new two story campus center will provide full student services and administrative offices to serve the Philander Smith campus. The approximated 67,000 sq ft building will contain a recreation room, full-service bookstore, dining areas served by a full-service commercial kitchen, a Diner/Coffee Shop, and a Post Office. The 218 seat auditorium with tiered lecture-style seating will serve as a space for campus lectures and special presentations and is also designed to serve as a stand- alone storm shelter, meeting all FEMA requirements. Design details of this new facility include the two-story open-atrium main corridors with glass clearstories and a large ballroom with a motorized, vertical-folding acoustical partition to allow for the ballroom space to be divided into two separate areas.