Client:Florida State University Board of Trustees
Location :Tallahassee, Florida
Budget :$111,250,632
Architect :Lewis & Whitlock
Completion :December 2020

Florida State University Student Union

The evolution of Student Unions at universities and colleges has transformed campuses across the country by providing students the opportunity to gather, study, socialize and exchange ideas to enhance their overall college experience.  This project will provide new space and renovate existing space for the FSU Oglesby Student Union to create a social and academic collaborate space for the students.

The existing facility consists of six connected buildings constructed at different times starting in 1940, nearly 80 years ago.  Due to their age, condition and functionality, the entire complex will be upgraded and improved to modernize the existing Student Union. New meeting spaces, recreation/entertainment, banquet, lounge, offices, and administrative spaces will be constructed. Food service and retail magnet spaces will also be incorporated.   Replacement of student government spaces, student organization spaces, and collaborative lounge spaces are anticipated.

The Project will promote the renewal of an active campus hub by providing a state of the art space for student use, along with supporting services to encourage increased relational and collaborative use of the Union as the heart of the student events.

FSU has provided a website for students to track the new union’s progress. Also, there is a webcam monitoring the ongoing project process. Check that out HERE.

CURRENT STATUS (as of 5/29/19)

Approximately 650 auger cast piles have been installed across the site so far with around 200 more still to be installed. Backfill is being brought in to raise the building two (2) feet as stipulated in a recently issued ASI to account for high ground water levels. The concrete subcontractor mobilized this month and began construction of the two (2) tower crane pads and subbasement structure. Site chilled water lines are being connected to the University chilled water plant in the southwest corner of the site.