Student Union | Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University -- Daytona Beach, Florida

177,000 SF | student commons | dining commons | lounges | group study rooms | radio station | bookstore | one-stop student services | 900-seat events center | student government and club offices | student affairs | career services | University Library
Inspired by the gracefulness of birds in flight, the Mori Hosseini Student Union at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University is an expression of the university’s mission to teach the science, practice and business of aviation and aerospace. Located at the front door to the campus, the building’s gently soaring form creates an iconic identity for the University and embodies the student values of fearlessness, adventure and discovery. Programmatically, the student union building is an aeronautical athenaeum combining social learning spaces, an event center, student resource offices, dining and the university library. A soaring, triple height commons integrates the collaborative social and learning environments together. Student lounges, dining venues, group study rooms, clubs and organization offices, career services and the university library wrap the commons with a multi-level amphitheater that looks out over the campus quadrangle.