The existing center was comprised of 119,000 square feet of multipurpose student space. This project called for 68,000 square feet of additional space and the complete renovation of the existing structure. Feature areas were a new 10,000-square-foot atrium, a 700-seat dining facility and a 60,000-square-foot conference center, which included seminar rooms, catering facilities and “smart classroom” technology. The first phase began programming in January; it was then designed, documented and out to bid by July. The structure was completed the following August. Phase 1 was completed in two waves, including a separate demolition and temporary construction period that allowed the remaining structure to continue operations throughout the subsequent phases. All of the renovation and expansion work was finished on this tight schedule.