Serving as the gateway building for the northern entrance of CSU San Marcos, the University Student Union is a hub of student life and recreation that supports the campus as it grows.
The USU features a central hub with connections to student lounges, study spaces, retail, a café, and exhibit areas. A dining court providing a variety of indoor and outdoor seating offers students a range of cuisines all day. A conference facility organized around a flexible, multi-purpose ballroom supports the Union’s large-scale events. Directly above the ballroom is a rooftop events terrace providing vistas north and south of the San Marcos hills. Drought tolerant plantings and a green roof are key sustainability components of the USU's terrace and create a relaxing outdoor space for students to gather and relax. The project was delivered via Collaborative Design/Build method and completed in Spring 2014.
Facility Design, Award of Excellence (ACUI) 2015
Outstanding Design, Architectural Portfolio (American School and University) 2015