Eastern Washington University, Pence Union Building
Sustainability Certifications: Targeting LEED Certified
The Pence Union Building (PUB) is being transformed into a state-of-the-art, light-filled, and amenity-rich space, creating a home away from home for students at Eastern Washington University. Perkins+Will started with the existing footprint of the original 123,500-square-foot building and through a series of large-scale strategic interventions, created an easy-to-navigate, open-concept layout. The space is infused with natural light and supports a rich array of spaces in which students can interact, work, eat, study, lounge, and socialize. The renovation focused on the areas of highest need and maximum benefit as identified by the students themselves, including creating a design that reflects the culture and character of the campus and students within a cost effective model for the University.