How are non-academic buildings defining a vibrant student experience? For Hamline University’s Anderson University Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota, it’s all about making connections, as discussed in “New facilities enhance the quality of campus life,” a Trends Report in the January issue of Building Design + Construction.
Not simply a student union, the Anderson Center has become a campus-wide crossroads for students, faculty, and staff, and the gateway from the campus to the city of Saint Paul.
The vision was shaped in the planning process, noted principal Angela Watson in the article: “It was an endeavor to bring students, faculty, and staff together to exchange ideas and have a social space on campus.”
The Anderson Center opened at the beginning of the 2012-2013 academic year, and has been buzzing ever since.