Project Details: Union Building Renovation & Revitalization


Begin in Fall 2018 and complete by September 2019!


7,400 square feet

Project Details:

  • Leaf Raker Cafe:
    • Replace mismatched furniture in the cafe which continues to utilize original wooden booths from the 1960s.
    • Upgrade heating and cooling systems to eliminate some of the last remaining spaces requiring steam heat with no air-conditioning.
    • Add an attractive outdoor seating terrace to the Leaf Raker Cafe that can be used for entertaining when it is closed.
    • Update all lighting to energy efficient and desired color quality.
Proposed Leaf Raker Cafe floor plan
  • Hallway:
    • Transform the West Hall to a multi-use commons area, suitable for casual meetings on campus, or a place to connect with friends, surrounded by more light and vibrant colors. This will include removing the bank of post office boxes.
    • Display the Hunsberger Haitian Art Collection in the commons area and parts of the renewed Leaf Raker Cafe, with measures to secure this valuable collection.
    • The Juanita Lark Welcome Center will relocate to the south end of the Union and become a bright and inviting first point of welcome, invitation and hospitality for all visitors to campus, including prospective students.
Latest rendering of the new south entrance to the Union
  • Campus entrance:
    • A new main entrance with signage, parking and a strong sense of campus identity will be created just south of the Union as the first impression for new visitors.

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