Campbell University

Oscar N. Harris Student Union

Buies Creek, NC

Project Type

Higher Education


113,000 Square Feet

Design Services

Architecture, Brand Experience, Engineering, Interior Architecture

The heart of student life at Campbell, the student union enhances educational lives by blending the academic experience with social opportunities to make Campbell graduates well-rounded, confident, and capable leaders of society.

Developed to replace an undersized student center, this facility joins the “Academic Circle”, located at the heart of the campus, and offers amenities designed to bring students, faculty and the larger community together. The site for this student union was chosen for its visibility from a main throughfare and its adjacency to a pedestrian path leading from student housing on the south campus.

Design Awards

  • AIA Charlotte Merit Award
  • American School & University Educational Interiors Showcase - Outstanding Design



Project Goals

Enhance educational lives of students by blending the academic experience with social opportunities




Design a centerpiece for campus that incorporates spaces that increases fellowship with a focus on health and wellness




Increase in number of student gatherings and provides the only theater in Harnett County

The great hall opens into all kinds of amenities where students and faculty can enjoy meeting together, making it a place to connect.
Dennis N. Bazemore

Vice President for Student Life