Open for Business!
Today, UW students were greeted with a brand new Husky Union Building (aka The HUB) and the reopening of our HUB Pizzeria in Husky Den!
Two years ago the HUB closed for a major upgrade. Built in 1949 and originally intended to serve 26,000 students, the HUB has had 4 smaller remodels over its 60-year history and has grown from 70,000 square feet to the 260,000 square feet that it now occupies. This latest total renovation (the first in its history) was designed for silver LEED certification. It integrates formerly disparate design elements and allows more outside light into the building. Other highlights of the renovation include a 3-floor atrium and a green roof. Students will enjoy a space that is far more flexible and inviting than the “old HUB”. Meeting rooms can now accommodate up to 200 people, and the gloomy hallways are now a thing of the past. The project designers were able to evoke the memory of the better aspects of the old building by keeping about half of it’s structure.
The HUB Pizzeria first opened in 2002 and was one of the anchors of the old dining area, and we are thrilled to be back. Along with our McMahon, Eleven 01 and University Ave pizzerias, we are excited to introduce a new Husky freshman class to Seattle's Best Pizza.
Welcome Back Huskies!