Carlos Salazar Architects

Student Center

Student Center Renovation
Client: University of Puerto Rico – Office of Design & Construction
Location: Rio Piedras Campus
Phase: Completed
Year: 2012-2014
Size: 20,000 sq. ft.
Cost: $7.8M
Original Architect: Henry Klumb Architect
Architect: Andrés Mignucci Arquitectos
Program: Renovation of the Student Center, including modernization of all mechanical and electrical systems, doors, windows and restoration of some of the original finishes
Description: The Student Center, the work of the architect Henry Klumb inaugurated in 1961, is undoubtedly one of the architectural gems of the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus. In turn, the building has been through the years a cultural and social center of the Campus. The intervention strategy is a specialized one with techniques of conservation in architectural details, historical surfaces, etc., and in the incorporation of contemporary elements and modern systems and high technology.