Citation: Transformation – Higher Ed Education Facilities
Project name: Pence Union Building Renovation
Project location: Cheney, WA
Firm name: Perkins and Will
Jury comments: A bunker-like 1960s building is transformed into a campus center where students actually want to gather. Bright interiors with wood accents create a variety of comfortable, tasteful spaces. The entry moment is totally reimagined, drawing people to it with warm materials and a twenty-first century design. The architect should be commended.
Client: Eastern Washington University
Consultants: Leone & Keeble; Blanca Lighting; CPL; MW Engineers; Stafford Design Group; Swift Landscape; The Greenbusch Group
Photography: Kevin Scott