Carthage College Student Center
34,000 square feet
Carthage College a private liberal arts and sciences college, is converting an existing natatorium building on its Kenosha,Wisconsin, campus into a new student center. The 13,200-square-foot Seidemann Building was constructed in 1973 and originally used as an aquatic center. Since 2001, the two-story, brick and stone building has been abandoned and used only for miscellaneous storage. Burt Hill is designing a renovation and addition that will convert the building into a student center.
Conceptually, the college has asked for a flexible, welcoming center that will serve as the major campus destination and meeting place for students. The new facility will contain five new food service venues, a campus living room, a media tower, a new book store and a two hundred-seat THX multipurpose auditorium. The outdoor terrace will provide unparalleled views of the adjacent football stadium.