Lindenwood University

St. Charles, MO

The Design Plan

At Lindenwood University, the priority is on providing students with an exceptional academic and cultural experience; however, athletics also play an important role. So, the university challenged itself to develop a first class Student Athlete Center that would not only benefit the student athletes, but the entire campus, alumni, supporters and the St. Charles, Missouri, community.

Nestled on 500 acres just west of St. Louis and serving 17,000 students, the Student Athlete Center was a key part of the long-term planning strategy. The three-story, 45,000 square-foot building is attached to the football stadium and gathers the outdoor sports teams into a central location that includes meeting spaces, locker rooms, study areas, athletic offices and space for events. The building is also home to the Academic Success Center which was developed to accommodate the hectic schedules of student athletes of all sports, providing them a convenient space to study or meet with a tutor in close promity to where they practice, train, and play.

After extensive research and evaluation, Lindenwood chose National Office Furniture to provide furniture solutions for the Student Athlete Center. They utilized National in meeting and event spaces, three lobbies, 17 private offices, 16 open stations, six locker rooms and an expansive library/study space. Lindenwood took advantage of National’s personalization capabilities and branded the seating throughout the facility with their logo and mascot.

“The project went very smoothly overall, and National’s

reliability and quality

played a key part in that.”

Jane Baum, Athletic Development Director

The Results

Visitors and recruits alike are amazed when they pass through the center. Completed in only 14 months, the impact of this building will endure for many years by creating a premiere academic and athletic experience for both current and future student athletes.