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UMKC’s new Student Union receives LEED Gold certification

May 24th, 2011 · No Comments · Administration, Announcement, Awards and honors, Capital improvements, Students, Sustainability

On May 13, UMKC learned that its new Student Union has officially been certified as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design [LEED] Gold project. The new building, which has received several architectural and environmental awards throughout the last year, features public transportation access, storm water control, natural lighting, skylights, high ceilings, a central stairway and a 6,300-square-foot multi-purpose area that is divisible into four rooms.

Other features include:

  • A food court with four dining venues chosen by students – Chick-fil-A Express, Baja Fresh Mexican Grill, SubConnection and Jazzman’s Cafe & Bakery with a performance stage area.
  • A two-story bookstore.
  • 10,000 square-feet of space dedicated to student organizations
  • 329-seat theater.
  • Open three-story skylit central stairway.

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