University officials and Joe Tattoni of the ikon.5 architecture firm presented updates on the plans for the New South Student Center on Monday. The facility aspires for a clean aesthetic with a modern look. The project emphasizes eco-friendly initiatives with skylights, green indoor walls, and solar screens on the south windows to reflect heat.
The shrubbery on the slope going down to Prospect Road will be renovated with a paved walking space and a lawn with trees and grills, termed the Riverside Terrace. A raised wooden deck at the end of the lawn next to Village A is envisioned as outdoors seating for the Pub overlooking the Potomac.
The Pub is projected to hold 100 people seated and 200 standing and will also have a service window for pub food. Students at the meeting raised concern over how expensive the food and drinks would be, which the administration said is still being decided with the business that will operate it.