In April 2009, the University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, broke ground on its $18.4 million University Center expansion. The project will convert the university's 60,000-square-foot library building into dining, lounge, meeting and student organization spaces, and replace the existing conference center bridge linking the old library and existing University Center.
Featuring a 103-foot-tall conical stone tower placed at the center of campus, the project emphasizes the facility's significance to the campus and surrounding community, and its central position at the heart of student life.
Scheduled for completion in Summer 2010, the expansion adds 20,815 square feet, while celebrating Evansville and southwestern Indiana roots.
The project also incorporates innovative applications of local and reclaimed materials, including the stone-clad tower featuring quarry-faced roughback limestone.
Architect for the project is Holzman Moss Architecture (New York City).