As we celebrate our Zags this week, we would like to highlight one of our favorite projects at Gonzaga University. The central design objective of the John J. Hemmingson Center project was to create a signature building to serve as a focal “place of gathering and learning” for both the on-campus and off-campus Gonzaga community. The 167,726 square-foot, four-level facility is located on the eastern edge of campus and includes multi-level, multi-venue dining, a pub, an 800-person, multi-purpose gathering place, various retail areas, student clubs, and University programs, and a 200-person auditorium/theater. The Center is a major hub for socializing, dining, academics, and services for the Gonzaga community. #GoZags
We are pleased to share that the Gonzaga University Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center has won Engineering News and Review Northwest’s Best Cultural/Worship Project for 2020. “Multidiscipline collaboration with BIM modeling ensured clear communication and helped the team visualize framing systems and architectural elements in order to meet specs for sightlines, acoustics, and ventilation within the building’s tight tolerances.” This project brought all consultants unique challenges, and the final result will serve Gonzaga and the Spokane community for generations. Bernardo Wills Architects provided local liaison architectural services and landscape architecture services for this project.
When the existing on-campus facility for the Jesuit Community at Gonzaga University was reaching the end of useful services, the University opted to build a new facility, rather than remodel.