opsis architecture

The Multicultural Center Addition and Renovation lifts the Ethnic Student Center from an undersized and hidden corner to a prominent new home at the entry to the Viking Student Union celebrating this uniquely diverse campus. The complex project locates the center on top of the existing bookstore and encloses a formerly wind-swept courtyard to create a new entry to the Viking Union. Together with an interpretive planner, we led an in-depth, multi-year conversation with students to generate a unique graphic message for the Center. The resulting images, words and materiality reflect the unique spirit of the campus.

The new entry lobby connects the union horizontally and vertically with stairs to previously hidden spaces while providing a new entry to the completely renovated bookstore and large 800-person event space. The very popular Vendor’s Row food carts move to a covered public location.

Opsis served as the design architect with local partner RMC Architects as the associate architect.

Stats

  • 31,000 sf
  • Completed: 2019
  • Associate Architect: RMC Architects
 
  • Multicultural Center Addition
  • Multicultural Center Addition
  • Multicultural Center Addition
  • Multicultural Center Addition
  • Multicultural Center Addition

Stats

  • 31,000 sf
  • Completed: 2019
  • Associate Architect: RMC Architects
 
 
  • Multicultural Center Addition
  • Multicultural Center Addition
  • Multicultural Center Addition
  • Multicultural Center Addition
  • Multicultural Center Addition