Student Lounge Remodel

Barstools, Gradient, lounge,
Under the bar

Location

Bruin Grounds
420 N Meridian Street
97132 Newberg, Oregon
United States
Location: 
Bruin Grounds
420 N Meridian Street
97132 Newberg, Oregon
United States

Bruin Grounds is the lounge and coffee shop located in the basement of our Student Union Building at Oregon's George Fox Univesrity.  For my senior project, I remodeled the entire space and prepared the new plans from initial concept to finish. The lounge was in need of a modern update to enhance a playful atmosphere; I also recognized the need for a source of pride and clarity that we are George Fox Bruins and aimed to represent who we are into the design.  I chose to work with our school colors and added many elements that portray energy and movement; for example, the jagged white stripe on the blue wall mimics bruin claws or gnarled teeth, sound waves you might hear at a game, or a rapidly beating heart.  This was a space designed for the students by the students, and I aimed to emphasize our own spirit into the space in hopes that this source of pride will carry into the future.  So far I am delighted to see the increase in usage and popularity since our grand re-opening in January.