Holland Centennial Commons

Dixie State University

St. George, Utah

 

The University's Jeffrey R. Holland Centennial Commons is symbolic of a new breed of mixed-use campus buildings that combines a holistic model for teaching and  learning design to accommodate student life and recreation-oriented programs along with academic programs while optimizing resource and space utilization. The building combines the traditional resources of a classroom building with those of a library, together with discipline-related offices, resource centers, informal meeting areas, recreation and food service spaces typical of other student centers. The Centennial Commons building provides a representative cross-section of campus life-connecting these parts under one roof. The project includes approximately 170,000 square feet and was constructed for $38 million. A vibrant art installation made up of 13,000 books is the focal point of the commons.

 

 

 

 

 

project size

170,000 sf

 

principals in charge

Derek Payne

 

Celestia Carson

 

in association with

Sasaki Associates

 

completed

2017

 

awards

2014 Honor Award | American Society of Landscape Architects - Utah

 

2013  People's Choice Award | IIDA Best Awards

 

2013  Citation Award | IIDA Best Awards

 

2013 Selected for Publication | Utah Style and Design Magazine

 

 

 

 

 

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