Tallahassee Community College | Student Union Renovation
444 Appleyard Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32304
BKJ Architecture collaborated with Tallahassee Community College to reimagine the heart of their campus: the Student Union. Built in the 90’s, the building called for updated ceilings, millwork, finishes, and furnishings to revitalize and better utilize this integral student space. The project consisted of a multipurpose meeting room, food court dining, a gaming lounge, updated restrooms, and a student lounge/presentation space. Within these spaces, BKJ created and incorporated environmental graphics to create an even more dynamic space that emphasizes the school’s identity and speaks to the vernacular of the campus.
The new design leverages architectural features to define each area. This wood slat wall creates a visual delineation, while maintaining the otherwise open floor plan.
The grand stair boasts a bold yellow underside with perforated metal railings, creating a dynamic element to welcome visitors into the student union. A newly installed under-stair seating area provides a touch-down space for visitors and students.
The student lounge serves as a multi-purpose room for gatherings, presentations, and other events. A large media wall and sound system readies this space for various events that will be hosted here. The specialty ceiling with integrated lighting serves as a dynamic wayfinding element.