Alumni Hall Recognized by ACUI for a Facility Design Award of Excellence
Student Centers is proud to announce that Alumni Hall was recognized by the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) during “The Honors: Community Builders Awards Ceremony” at the annual ACUI conference held in Orlando, Florida in early April. The facility was awarded a Facility Design Award of Excellence, which encourages excellence in the design of student-centered facilities that support campus community building and student learning. Angela Covington and Chris Reed were both present at the conference, and along with Robert Simmons, Principal of Bruner/Cott and Associates, Inc., were excited to accept the award in person. This is the second time since 2008 that Vanderbilt University, along with Bruner/Cott, has been recognized by ACUI for a Facility Award of Excellence (the Commons Center).
The project, completed in the summer of 2013, has provided the campus with more options for meeting space, dining, and recreation. Every space inside Alumni Hall underwent an extensive renovation. In the basement, students have access to a new exercise room and tutoring center. The first floor includes a new cafe, lounge, and writing studio. On the second floor the Memorial Room underwent thorough updates, and is joined by a new classroom and reading room. The third floor houses the new Institute for Digital Learning. The increase in meeting space is a response to the increased student engagement and leadership on campus and complements the renovations of Sarratt Student Center that occurred during the summer of 2012. The space will also complement the new Warren and Moore College Halls, opening this Fall.