ECU New Student Union
The new, 213,911 SF student union at East Carolina University will house the Dowdy Student Store, five dining options, Student Government and Trustee office spaces, meeting rooms, a black-box theater and a large ballroom. The facility will feature a new five level, 724 space parking deck and a new 6,500 SF regional energy plant. The energy plant will serve the building as well as facilities on the west side of main campus, which houses new chillers and steam piping. The union will feature a 42-foot-wide outdoor jumbo screen. The basement will house mechanical equipment and loading dock for deliveries.
The new student union is the largest construction project on main campus since the Science & Technology Building opened in 2001. This project is slated to secure LEED Silver certification by the US Green Building Council.