The Plaza, positioned between Hoover Hall and the Union Building will create a central University gathering space in which students, faculty, staff and visitors will be able to attend or engage in programmed events. This project will highlight a space entailing both hard and soft landscaping creating an aesthetic connection to Bowman Park. New amenities such as lighting and outdoor seating will complement the Georgian architecture of Hoover Hall and the Memorial Student Union Building and provide a centralized walkway to the historic core of the campus.
In order to accommodate the appropriate space and need of the University, the current Hub’s kitchen and servery area will be demolished upon completion of Hoover Hall. Therefore providing a visual and physical connection between East College and the Green Center for Performing Arts.
The University is working with Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf Architects for the design of Plaza. Construction efforts will start on the west side of the site, closest to Hoover Hall in the Fall of 2016 and will continue until the anticipated completion of the Fall of 2017.