Renovation of Existing Building at Fort Lewis College Nears Completion

The renovation of the existing student union building at Fort Lewis College is on schedule for final completion in May 2011. With the completion of the addition for start of school last fall, the dining components of the program have been successfully relocated. The new program of the existing building is predominately student organization and support spaces: Environmental Center, Native American Center, El Centro (Hispanic Student Center), building administration and operations, meeting rooms, recreation rooms, Leadership Center, Flexible Theater, Ballroom, Bookstore, commuter student space, and lounge spaces.

Addition as seen from the Education Business Hall across the quad. The library is centered in the image and the addition is pictured at right just beond the parking lot.

Construction photo/panorama of ground floor showing existing entry and stair at right, El Centro student lounge space at center, new main corridor running through the full length of the existing building at center, and the commuter student lounge at left.

Panorama of main dining room in the addition with stair at left leading up to the mezzanine dining area and the Rocket Grille, a pub and casual dining venue.

Panorama of the link connection between the renovation and addition. Corner window in the center looks out at the plaza, landscape, and library to the northwest of the building. The hall at left goes to the main dining room and the servery is out of frame to the left. The "link" connection at the center-right of the image is a lounge and event space that is always heavily populated by students.