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Student Success Center, Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA

Located at the center of the campus of Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia, this new building adds 82,000 square foot of administration, office and student services spaces on 4 levels.  Centered on the great lawn, the dramatic entry is anticipated to form the backdrop for future graduations and other events. The building provides visual continuity with the Neo-Georgian appearance of much of the rest of the campus with brick veneer and architectural precast concrete, including solid 2 story tall concrete columns at the main entrances. The steel framed dome structure on the roof makes this the tallest building on campus and a standout as a campus landmark. The structure is steel framed with composite floors and a steel framed roof. In order to increase the natural bearing capacity of the foundations and reduce the project costs, a program of soil improvement was implemented.