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CannonDesign’s Western Michigan University student center features facade of aluminum and GFRC

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Architect: CannonDesign
Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan
Completion Date: 2024

CannonDesign has delivered a new student center for Western Michigan University (WMU) in Kalamazoo. The design of the building employs references to the region’s nature and landscapes. Supported by a GFRC plinth that emulates local bedrock, the building’s glazed upper floors are shaded by gold-painted aluminum fins with cut-outs resembling foliage. The new student center replaces a disused midcentury predecessor, and is centrally located on WMU’s campus.