“ . . . Very nicely done, especially with the site constraints . . . liked the pitch . . .”
The project extends UC’s architectural design heritage, which is framed by the 1995 Master Plan that includes early twentieth century neoclassical architecture. The West Pavilion’s massing defines spaces and views into the stadium with adjacent buildings and acknowledges the scale of Dieterle Hall (1910) that occupies the stadium’s central axis. Diagonally oriented, parallelogram-shaped glass and metal panels establish a scale and repetitive rhythm that create a unified surface in deference to the varied articulation of surrounding buildings.
“We are so pleased to have this project on campus. It serves its specific function on game day very well and it now hosts many other events including student functions, which is most appropriate since the building is an addition to the Student Union. Our urban campus is a wonderful composition of historical and contemporary structures to serve our students, faculty and staff along with the larger community,” says Mary Beth McGrew, University Architect and Senior Associate Vice President of Planning + Design + Construction.
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