Welcome Center and Student Commons

Hunter College, academic interior renovation



Unlike most college campuses which benefit from the presence of a residential student body, the vibrant sense of community at Hunter College is one based primarily in shared academic goals. This spirit thrives at Hunter despite a lack of spaces that promote interaction between students outside the classroom.

The West Lobby Student Center seeks to establish a series of spaces at Hunter College which nurture a sense of collective identity and promote extracurricular student interaction. These new spaces are located in the first floor of the West Building at Hunter College. This proposal includes plans for a Welcome Center, the Hunter Hall of Merit, a new Student Café, student lounge spaces, an expanded art gallery, and a multipurpose amphitheater.


project academic interior renovation location New York, NY size 21,000sf client CUNY Hunter College scope of services programming, planning, design completion 2008 (phase one)

see also:

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project 3