The outside of the KSU Multicultural Student Center

Kansas State University Morris Family Multicultural Student Center

Project Case Study
Kansas State University embraces diversity and values inclusion and it shows in the construction of the new Morris Family Multicultural Student Center. The new facility will house more than 30 multicultural organizations that serve approximately 4,000 students at KSU with the goal to prepare students for the global world we live in.

Client

KSU Foundation

Processes

Building Information Modeling
Safety
Preconstruction
Collaborative Delivery

City

Manhattan, KS

Seating areas inside the KSU Multicultural Student Center

Located directly adjacent to the student union the new center will include gathering, meeting and performance practice spaces, student and multicultural student organization group spaces, a kitchen, office spaces, prayer/meditation room, and additional core support spaces.

 

The modern facility is comprised of an exposed metal panel structure with a multi-material exterior envelope. Throughout preconstruction, the team developed numerous cost options to explore a variety of materials and methods and give the university the best value.

The exterior of the KSU Morris Family Multicultural Center, built by McCownGordon Construction
A long hallway with windows in the KSU Morris Family Multicultural Student Center

Opened in fall 2020, the new center creates a safe space that advances student success, diversity, inclusion and social justice at Kansas State University.

The kitchen area constructed by McCownGordon in the KSU Morris Family Multicultural Student Center
A seating area with large windows in the KSU Multicultural Student Center
An exterior photo of the KSU Morris Family Multicultural Center, constructed by McCownGordon
A long hallway with seating at the KSU Morris Family Multicultural Center
A student using a study space at the Multicultural Center being built by McCownGordon Construction
A photo of the exterior of the KSU Morris Family Multicultural Center