Saturday, May 30 2009
UE's Ridgway Center receives design award
The Ridgway University Center at the University of Evansville has earned national attention this month as the recipient of a Facility Design Award.
The award, given each year by the Association of College Unions International, recognizes excellence in design of college unions as well as other student-centered campus buildings. Entries were judged not only on the basis of the facilities' appearance, but also on the process used to arrive at the design and how the new or renovated facility affected the campus.
In giving the award to Mackey Mitchell Associates, which worked with Ed Hafer Associates to design the building, the group cited that the 92,000-square-foot Ridgway University Center, built to LEED-Silver specifications, provided a "living room" for a campus very much in need. The building offers dining facilities, bookstore, conference rooms, counseling center, lounge, radio station, student publications and a flexible ballroom.
Four other facilities also were honored:
n John L. and Christine Warner Library and Student Center, The Ohio State UniversityNewark/Central Ohio Technical College (The Collaborative Inc.)
n Hunton Student Center, Virginia Commonwealth University (EYP Architecture & Engineering)
n University Center, University of WisconsinRiver Falls (Workshop Architects)
n Dudley H. Davis Center, The University of Vermont (WTW Architects)