San Jose, CA
The Student Union will function as a space where learning and socializing occur simultaneously. The student union will fulfill several campus objectives such as providing an environment where events can be staged, and where students can gather informally outside of the classroom. The indoor/outdoor experience will provide space for varied functions and groups and will need to maintain a comfortable scale in all configurations. It will support dining areas, student activities, and presentations. Semi-public functions such as student lounges and meeting spaces will also be part of the open plan. The site’s unique proximities allow an inviting transition of unobstructed flow of indoor/outdoor spaces providing a seamless experience to/from the student union, the learning center, food service, conference rooms and outdoor seating.