• Higher Education

100,900 SF


Honor Award, AIA Indiana

Revitalizing the Campus Heart

Together with Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, we transformed the Mussallem Memorial Union into a vibrant space featuring enhanced collaboration areas, flexible meeting spaces, and expanded dining for 500. Serving as the focal point of campus life, this renovation breathes new life into outdated facilities, meeting the diverse needs of today’s students and faculty.

Health & Wellness

Rose-Hulman, recognized as one of America’s leading “Green” colleges by the Princeton Review in 2024, prioritizes sustainability, occupant wellness, and human experience. Our design for the Mussallem Union aligns with their mission to educate future engineers, scientists, and leaders to tackle global challenges like climate change through innovative sustainable features.

Daylight Optimization

The strategic use of ample glazing enhances the space with abundant natural light and scenic views while a sunshade system effectively mitigates glare and minimizes thermal heat gain, ensuring a comfortable and visually inviting environment.

Biophilic Design

Embracing biophilic design principles, the design fosters visual connections to nature, utilizes natural wood materials, and showcases a grand green wall as the centerpiece of the main “living room.”

Healthy Dining

The project included a renovated central kitchen, two serveries, two dining halls, and a grab-and-go coffee station. Students now enjoy healthy food options within a space designed to enhance access to daylight, exterior views, and natural materials, all contributing to a holistic dining experience.


The PI-Vilion seamlessly blends indoor and outdoor spaces with movable glass walls, providing adaptability to changing weather. Its tree-inspired canopy offers shade, while a green roof enhances insulation and aesthetics. Equipped with infrared heaters for winter and ceiling fans for summer, it embodies versatile design for Indiana’s climate.

Responding to the Context

Strategically positioned, the PI-Vilion was rotated to harmonize with and highlight the revered White Chapel on campus.