University of North Texas University Union
Denton, Texas292,600 SFBeck – ConstructionPerkins+Will – Architect
Campus growth and transformation into a major public research university spurred this expansion and renovation of the campus student union. The union renovation enhances the architectural character of the central campus and will create a welcoming, stimulating, sustainable atmosphere for the 36,000 student campus. Upon opening, the union will feature public spaces, student gathering, lounge, and study areas, improved food service with interior and exterior dining areas, and entertainment spaces. The food service program provides dining areas with views to the adjacent green spaces, receiving natural lighting to improve the connection to the adjacent campus spaces. Seating areas overlap in function to provide flexibility and best use of the spaces. Dining areas vary in both seating and table choices, and providing various dining atmospheres in each venue.