September 27, 2022
Delivering the Reimagined FSU Student Union
For more than 20 years, Florida State University officials, students and planners dreamed of creating a new student union facility. Master plans were developed around a new union. Studies were conducted and sketches were drawn. Even when the actual design of the new union began, few people could fully understand or appreciate the magnitude of a new facility. On August 22, those dreams became a reality as FSU officially opened its brand-new masterpiece. Frequently described now as the University’s “living room on campus,” the new Student Union recreates many of the student spaces that the former union provided, including food service, meeting rooms, ballroom space, entertainment spaces, a new bookstore, and even a new bowling alley to name a few. But what the old union specifically lacked, the new facility provides and that is space; much more of it and much better quality and functional space. “This new facility solves many of the problems that the former union exhibited. This complex is much better suited for a university the size of Florida State and is commensurate to the quality of the students, the programs offered, and the institution as a whole. We believe it is a game-changer and we are very gratified to have been involved,” ALW Principal, Cam Whitlock shared.