University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire New Education Building
A process involving many constituents led to a plan that gained wide consensus within the UWEC and Eau Claire communities. Key features include a reinvented on-campus housing and dining experience and a reorientation of campus to take better advantage of its riverfront location. A more integrated system of open spaces and pedestrian connections connects the campus across a river and over a 100-foot bluff. A complete space needs analysis and phasing/implementation plan make the document an indispensable guide for the next 20 years of campus development.
The SmithGroup team also provided architectural and site design for Centennial Hall, UWEC’s first new academic facility in nearly two decades. The $30.5 million building enables UWEC to consolidate its Colleges of Education and Human Sciences within a state-of-the-art facility sensitively incorporat