opsis architecture

The John J. Hemmingson Center is a transformational step in creating a Gonzaga community that reinforces the institution’s “whole and rigorous” vision for student development. The building plan grows out of an understanding of the site as a crossroads of campus, resulting from pedestrian patterns approaching the site from each corner. Specific program elements are placed at each of these edges, while multiple entry points create a building that invites people to pass through.

The interior creates a community village through three main public spaces: the Global Commons, the Atrium Street, and the East Crossing. Each of these zones is a dynamic and interactive place where students, faculty and staff will discover and connect with new people and ideas.

The centerpiece is the Global Commons, a campus living room anchored by the Commons Hearth that will be the key community meeting place. The design is flooded with natural light from extensive walls of glass, skylights and clerestories. Standing at the center of the Commons, surrounded by curving balconies and transparent walls, one can see all of the building’s key programs on all three levels – campus ministry, academic programs, student organizations, meeting rooms, food service and recreation. The design’s transparency and openness defines what a 21st century living-learning facility should be.

For more information on the John J. Hemmingson Center, visit: http://www.gonzaga.edu/beinspired/universitycenter/.

The design-build team consists of Opsis as the Architect-of-Record, Bernardo-Wills Architects as Associate Architect, and Hoffman Construction as General Contractor.

 

Stats

  • 169,000 sf
  • Pursuing LEED Gold
  • Completed: 2015
  • Architect of Record: Opsis Architecture
  • Associate Architect: Bernardo-Wills Architects
 

Awards

  • Building Design+Construction 2016 Building Team Bronze Award
  • The John J. Hemmingson Center
  • The John J. Hemmingson Center
  • The John J. Hemmingson Center
  • The John J. Hemmingson Center
  • The John J. Hemmingson Center
  • The John J. Hemmingson Center
  • The John J. Hemmingson Center
  • The John J. Hemmingson Center
  • The John J. Hemmingson Center
  • The John J. Hemmingson Center
  • The John J. Hemmingson Center
  • The John J. Hemmingson Center
  • The John J. Hemmingson Center
  • The John J. Hemmingson Center

Stats

  • 169,000 sf
  • Pursuing LEED Gold
  • Completed: 2015
  • Architect of Record: Opsis Architecture
  • Associate Architect: Bernardo-Wills Architects
 

Awards

  • Building Design+Construction 2016 Building Team Bronze Award
 
  • The John J. Hemmingson Center
  • The John J. Hemmingson Center
  • The John J. Hemmingson Center
  • The John J. Hemmingson Center
  • The John J. Hemmingson Center
  • The John J. Hemmingson Center
  • The John J. Hemmingson Center
  • The John J. Hemmingson Center
  • The John J. Hemmingson Center
  • The John J. Hemmingson Center
  • The John J. Hemmingson Center
  • The John J. Hemmingson Center