Project Cleveland State University Student Center

The New Student Center is the heart of the Cleveland State University Campus providing a hub of activities and facilities for the students. The three floor 138,000 sq.ft. building encompasses a bookstore, dining area, lounge, computer labs, offices for student activities and conference meeting spaces. This also includes an 80 space, below grade parking garage.

The opening of the building in 2010 coincided with the completion of the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority’s Euclid Corridor Transportation Project. That project, which is being coordinated into the center’s entry plaza, reconstructs the Euclid Avenue right-of-way through the CSU campus.

Project Statistics

Location Cleveland, Ohio
Total Cost $9,186,000
Total Square Feet 138,000
Completion Date June 2010
Architect Gwathmey-Siege Associates
Contact 216-947-1240

Project Features

  • The Atrium
    The Atrium is a 1,8000 square foot open meeting area in the heart of the Cleveland State University Student Center. It is surrounded by the bookstore, the pub, the Atrium Cafe and other conference and meeting services.

  • The Bookstore
    The CSU Bookstore is located in the new student center, first floor. It is the official bookstore for the university, selling used and new textbooks based on faculty book requests and reference books in professional fields.

  • LEED Certified
    The Leadership In Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System is an independent certification program that provides voluntary guidelines for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings.

  • Three-story building; predominately glass exterior; multi-level atrium; central public forum
  • Scrolling LED message boards; wireless interconnectivity; Internet access; digital displays; cable flat screen televisions
  • Home to all student organizations and activities
  • 6,000-square-foot ballroom – largest single assembly space on campus
  • CSU bookstore
  • Food court; convenience store; pub; coffee shop
  • Game room; cyber/computer lounge; two indoor fireplaces; multiple patios
  • Designed to achieve LEED certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design