This week, the University of Notre Dame broke ground on the Campus Crossroads project that will wrap the existing iconic stadium with 750,000 square feet of academic, recreation, and student life space. Workshop is proud to have partnered with SLAM Collaborative, 360 Architecture (now HOK), and RATIO Architects to design the Duncan Student Center component of this expansion.
This new two-story student center is interwoven with two recreation sports levels above, creating four levels of the most social and active student zones in the development. The main level includes varied dining environments, active lounges, and an inviting coffee house/programming venue with views of a soaring climbing wall above. The second level adds rooms for media-focused student organizations, meeting and conference functions, and offices for student services, all overlooking active social spaces below. On game days, the Student Center will transform to accommodate the needs of a broader public audience, as the stadium will expand to accommodate approximately 84,000 visitors.
The largest building project in Notre Dame’s history, construction for the facility is expected to wrap-up around fall of 2017. Follow the construction progress on the University’s webcams.