University of Missouri- Columbia Student Center
The University of Missouri-Columbia’s new Student Center establishes a vibrant hub of student life in the heart of the University’s garden-like campus. Through a multi-workshop process with students, university administration, and staff, user input was consistently incorporated throughout the planning, programming, and design process and in securing the overwhelming approval of a student fee referendum. In reference to its mascot, the new student center includes the Tiger Commons for informal socializing and a new two level University Bookstore with an expanded Tiger Tech computer services area. The new student center encompasses seven distinct eating venues that each include an integrated seating area with a decor that complements and completes the theme of the cuisine, accommodating seating for up to 600.