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Alvernia College Student Center
Location: Reading, PA
Square Feet: N/A
Cost: 4,500,000
Date Completed: 1999

The design and construction of the student campus center is the first step in realizing the Campus Master Plan Study completed in 1996.

The layout of the building takes advantage of the campus views of the nearby rolling countryside by opening the large dining room to the views and an expansive patio through a large curving glass wall.
The building's program includes a 250 seat dining commons', student bookstore, campus services center, "Crusader Cafe", lounge, recreation center, student affairs offices, student activities offices, four seminar rooms, and campus security office.

The building's spaces are organized around a central spine that functions as an interior street linking the campus entrance and residential and academic buildings beyond. Two glass stair towers anchor this spine and invite building users to linger to enjoy the view or read a book. The towers also respond architecturally to a tower in an older italianate building on campus.

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