Five years ago, an enormous crowd of students stood outside the main doors of Union South awaiting the ribbon cutting. The doors opened and students, alumni, and members of the Madison community poured in to explore their brand new student union. Within minutes, people started finding a comfortable spot – their spot. It was as if they had known the building all their lives, which was no accident. Workshop Architects’ collaborative, research-infused design approach helped to decode the social DNA of the UW–Madison campus, resulting in a place that Badgers and the surrounding community alike would immediately find endearing. Members of the design team from Workshop will host a learning session to discuss the research and design methods that contribute to Union South's continued success. Click here for some incredible highlights from the past 5 years at Union South and more information regarding the celebration!