FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 24, 2011 #117
Contact: John Austin
UMKC Student Union receives Gold LEED Certification
Project reflects UMKC's ongoing commitment to sustainability and environmentally friendly construction
KANSAS CITY, MO -- The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) is pleased to announce that the UMKC Student Union has officially been certified as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design [LEED] Gold project. The new building, which opened in August 2010 and has received several architectural and environmental awards, features public transportation access, storm water control, natural lighting, skylights, high ceilings, a central stairway and a 6,300-square-foot multi-purpose area that is divisible into four rooms.
Other features of the Student Union include:
- A food court with four dining venues chosen by students -- Chick-fil-A Express, Baja Fresh Mexican Grill, SubConnection and Jazzman's Cafe & Bakery with a performance stage area
- A two-story bookstore
- 10,000 square-feet of space dedicated to student organizations
- 329-seat theater
- Open three-story skylit central stairway
About the University of Missouri-Kansas City
The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), one of four University of Missouri campuses, is a public university serving more than 15,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UMKC engages with the community and economy based on a four-part mission: life and health sciences; visual and performing arts; urban issues and education; and a vibrant learning and campus life experience. For more information about UMKC, visit www.umkc.edu. You can also find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and watch us on YouTube.
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