student union committee
Above: The Student Union Committee meets with prospective architects to discuss purpose and vision.
Professional Service Consultants
For a project of this size, we will need the skills of a team of professionals. The following have been selected to work on the project. Please note that some of these are local (Springfield) firms, and several are minority firms–both of which played a role in our selection.
Dewberry, the architectural firm of record, is among the leading architecture practices for higher education facilities. They have over six decades of experience designing educational facilities, with projects valued at more than $1 billion in construction completed to date. Dewberry has designed buildings for large universities, community colleges, and small, private institutions throughout the country.
When working on a project, Dewberry meets the challenges of campus identity, sustainability, security, and evolving program needs. They have designed many different types of buildings, from classroom, library, and laboratory environments to residence halls, student centers/unions, and recreational facilities.
- Student Center and Services Building, Mountain View College, Dallas, Texas
- Renovation of the Student Union at Oklahoma State University
Workshop Architects, a planning, programming, and architectural firm, focuses on creating environments for social interaction and creative expression. Guided by robust research and design methodologies, Workshop’s team of architects, planners and designers work with leading educational, cultural and corporate institutions to plan and design spaces that reflect their client’s highest aspirations.
The firm designs from the “Inside-Out.” They believe that good design can inspire creativity, nurture social interaction, and build community. Good design, however, is shaped not just by architects; it is shaped by the very people who will socialize in its lounges, perform on its stages, and work within its walls, so they listen deeply to how people want to feel when they are in a space, and then design around the highest aspirations that clients express.
- South Campus Union, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Yellow Jacket Union, University of Wisconsin-Superior
- Other projects
Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Engineering Firm:
TRC Worldwide Engineering, Inc.
(Springfield, IL firm and a Minority-Based Enterprise)
Cost Estimating Firm:
Construction Cost Systems, Inc.
Civil Engineering Firm:
Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc.
(Springfield, IL firm)
Landscape Architectural Firm:
Massie Massie & Associates
(Springfield, IL firm and a Female-Based Enterprise)
Food Service Consultant:
Ricca Newmark Design