Hoffman Leakey Architects 

O: 814.466.7811

110 West Main Street, P.O. Box 865, Boalsburg, Pennsylvania 16827

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Portfolio  |  Higher Education  |  Westgate Student Academic Services Center, Penn State University - University Park, PA

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Westgate Student Academic Services Center, Penn State University - University Park, PA

Project Completion: 2018

 

Project Highlights: 

  • Hoffman Leakey conducted a feasibility study to determine how to better allocate space among 8 different departments to improve the suite’s function and create a more welcoming feel for staff, students, and industry partners.

  • Our team held a series of programming charrettes with a 26-member building committee to collectively determine the needs and best locations of departments and personnel.

  • The resulting design plan uses the available space more efficiently while accomplishing the group’s goals of promoting greater collaboration among departments and reducing “wandering students.”

  • The suite entrance was relocated to the center of the space to create a new reception area that better directs students and visitors to the services they need.

  • Open offices along the windows bring more daylight to the interior and encourage interaction among staff.

  • Enclosed offices requiring privacy are located in the rear of the suite.

  • Color was used to define and energize the space.

  • Restrooms now have a residential feel.

  • New lighting fixtures and finishes create a modern, inviting workplace.