The Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center, now open, is a home away from home, a place to gather or take a break,
at the center of campus.
Designed as the students’ family room on campus, the lounge features comfortable seating, a fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows that offer views of the Pine Grove and Van Raalte Commons. Photo by Steven Herrpich.
Hallways and walkways are open and airy. Photo by Steven Herppich.
The building’s primary program space on the main floor is designed to be flexible so that it can host a variety of activities. Informal seating will make the space available for relaxing — and enjoying the south-facing windows — when it’s not otherwise in use. Photo by Steven Herppich.
Open work space on the main floor, which has already been hosting preparation for New Student Orientation, will support multiple campus groups simultaneously, encouraging interaction. The offices of Diversity and Inclusion and Student Life are adjacent, with Counseling and Psychological Services on the second floor. Photo by Steven Herppich.
The Harvey Prayer Chapel, not quite completed in this image, faces northeast toward the Pine Grove. Stained glass will fill the circular window. The wall at right is paneled with wood from campus trees felled by storms or age — all a part of students’ experience for decades, some older than the college itself. Photo by Steven Herppich
The exterior reflects features of nearby campus landmarks while containing contemporary elements all its own. Note also the outdoor fireplace near the lower right. Photo by Jon Lundstrom.