University of Akron Student Union - Higher Education

University of Akron
Student Union

University of Akron Student Union

Located in the center of the campus, this 198,000 sq. ft. facility required special consideration for the surrounding campus in operation. Positioned on a tight urban site, specific considerations were made to allow the continuation of student activities in the surrounding area, while at the same time, progressing construction. The expansive facility provides space for student group offices, student meeting areas, computer facilities, and acts as a general nucleus for student activity on campus. GSI provided construction management duties, quality control, change order management, project engineering and project administration.

The building includes a movie theater/auditorium, student organization offices, food vendors, ala carte dining, book store, utility rooms, loading docks and service areas, bank, multipurpose rooms and lounge space, convenience store, billiards room, bowling alley, food court, board of trustees room, computer lab and coffee house.


Akron, OH

Project Cost

$41 Million

Delivery Method

Construction Management

Services Provided

  • Construction Management
  • Quality Control/Assurance
  • Change Order Management
  • Project Engineering
  • Project Administration

Year Completed


Owner and Client

University of Akron