Main Campus Student Center

East Carolina University

Greenville, North Carolina

Project Info
Main Campus Student Center
Greenville, North Carolina
214,000 square-foot
Completed January 2019

In addition to replacing an outdated 1970s student union building, ECU’s objective was to design a multipurpose student center envisioned as a venue for cultural, educational, arts, recreation, and hospitality uses. Among the ideas integrated into the design is an eclectic mix of spaces that support the needs of 29,000 individual students and more than 500 student organizations. These include:

• Eight dining and retail venues
• Large 14,000 square foot ballroom, dividable into three rooms
• Multipurpose conference space for student functions, alumni gatherings, and community uses
• 250-seat black box theater
• Five-level, 724-space parking deck

A 10,000 square-foot student commons experience anchors internal circulation by providing a Main Street artery with natural gathering spots. This two-story connector links the residential buildings along the 10th Street campus edge with the campus center. Integrated within the commons passageway are student organizations and activities offices.

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