University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Student Union - La Crosse, Wisconsin
The University of Wisconsin–La Crosse Student Union is a four-story 205,000-square-foot building. The building is designed to emulate Grandad Bluff and sit as the gateway to campus. The facility includes a multi-purpose room, entertainment café, recreation area, theater, several dining areas, kitchens, bookstore, retail spaces, a UW Credit Union, student lounges, student organization offices and a mechanical penthouse. The project is designed to achieve LEED® Gold standards and is focused on sustainability.
The structural system utilizes structural steel framing for the penthouse and multi-purpose roof, concrete flat slabs and one-way joists and beams for other roofs and floors, concrete foundation walls and concrete spread footings.