The College of Wooster Student Center Transformation

Lowry Center

Lowry Center

Lowry Center was originally constructed in 1966 and serves as the main dining hall for students and staff and provides space for other student service departments.


“Lowry Center is the heart of our campus. It’s the one place where every student goes every day, and it plays a central role in the learning they do on campus by living, leading, and spending time together,” said Sarah Bolton, former President of The College of Wooster.


Bogner partnered with The College of Wooster to complete an entire building renovation of Lowry Center in two phases. The phased approach was necessary due to the need to maintain full dining operations throughout construction.


The total building renovation consisted of an approximately 77,900-square-foot renovation on all three levels as well as new additions to both the east and west sides of the building totaling 14,300 square feet.


The main level houses the relocated central dining hall, increasing its size, accessibility, and overall efficiency. The campus store, post office, coffee bar and convenience store have been relocated to the lower level offering quick-serve dining options and student amenities. The upper level is a new centralized home for the Center for Diversity and Inclusion offices, Dean of Students, Residence Life, and Student Engagement departments – all centered around a welcoming Student Commons and flexible workspaces.

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