Seeking to expand and enhance its Alumni Center, Western Kentucky University sought a new home for its Alumni Association staff and a central location for Alumni activities. The new Alumni Meeting Center is the face of WKU for alumni, offering an inviting atmosphere as a social and logistical headquarters for students as they return to campus. The space also serves as a hub for prospective students.
The first floor of the building consists of a conference center, ballrooms, and a small museum providing visitors a history of the University. A double-height atrium serves as the main gathering space, linking the conference center on the first floor with the main alumni center space on the second floor. An executive auditorium, board room, elegant dining room, parlor and sitting rooms are also located on the second floor. In addition, the second floor houses a phonathon space, lounge, and small library of alumni yearbooks and other memorabilia. WKU’s Alumni Association staff utilizes the third floor for office and administrative space.
With a goal of LEED certification, this energy-efficient building blends state-of-the-art technology with a historical look and feel to compliment the architecture of campus.