University of Maine Memorial Union

Addition and Renovations

Orono, Maine

An atrium filled with light and greenery is the focal point of this “new” student union, created by an addition and renovations to the original facility, built 45 years ago.
The union is now the center for student activities and services. Most student needs outside the classroom are met, with space for everything from student organization offices, the campus radio station, and study lounges, to a mini-mall, a pub, and a food court — all accessible from the atrium.
The university bookstore, a travel agency, a post office, and a copy center are also included along with a computer center with Internet connections.
Photography by Bob Benson and Jamie Solomon