Connor University Center
University of Wisconsin – Whitewater


By uniting the three buildings that constituted James R. Connor University Center, this addition helped UW–Whitewater establish a vibrant hub for social gathering. Similar to many Union facilities that have developed over time, the Connor Center was confusing for students and very costly to operate. Workshop's design removed dysfunctional portions of the existing facility and added new gathering spaces with the goal of creating a unified environment with a strong sense of place and greatly enhanced opportunities for student engagement. This project also accomplished spatial order to the campus and affords restorative views of its natural surroundings.


Scope: 50,000 GSF New Construction 47,000 GSF Renovation
Project Budget: $21,000,000
Project Location: Whitewater, Wisconsin
Opened: 2008