East Carolina University, Health Sciences Student Center Greenville, North Carolina
Without a campus center, students of the five medical schools on the health science campus socialized within their individual schools. The student center serves as a new major campus facility that unifies student activities to develop a collegiate community for all students and disciplines.
Greenville, North Carolina
East Carolina University
The center is a hub of interaction and wellness offices, a recreation center, dining opportunities and spaces for over 30 student services and organizations. On a prominent axis for students approaching the student center, the Beacon stands as the defining feature of the campus and sets the stage for a new academic quad.
Expressing the student activities within, the Beacon accommodates a coffee shop and open gathering space for students to socialize and relax. The center promotes a connection to the exterior environment through large open porches surrounding the Beacon.