University of Wisconsin

Union South | Madison, WI

April 15, 2011
187,000 SF
6 Micro-Restaurants
2 BOH Kitchens
Workshop Architects
Milwaukee, WI
$5.2M Annual Sales
LEED Gold Certification
Foodservice Equipment Supplies Magazine
Facilities Design Project of the Year 2012
Foodservice Equipment Supplies Magazine
Facilities Design Project of the Month
March, 2012

Union South raises the bar for student unions across the nation. With architectural features styled after Frank Lloyd Wright, LEED Gold Certification and plenty of options for the 45,000 student campus, this student union is unlike any other.


Six unique retail food outlets. From fresh garden salads to Wisconsin brats and everything in between, it’s easy to be pleased at the Union South. Two-story rock climbing wall. Three-story entertainment and lounge spaces. Eight lane bowling alley. Live music. 330 seat movie theater. Sixty room boutique hotel. Convenience store. Union South is the perfect place to escape a hectic day, with state-of-art amenities and options for everyone. 



University of Wisconsin-Madison NewsUnion South wins sustainable building honor, November 19, 2012
Dailyreporter.comBy popular demand: UW-Madison Union South, May 3, 2012
Foodservice Equipment and Supplies MagazineUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison Union South, March 1, 2012, Destination Restaurants Get it Right at the University of Wisconsin's New Union South, 2012
IthmusUnion South gets it right, April 21, 2011
Wisconsin State JournalSouth campus sensation: New building sets ‘standard for 21st Century’ student union, April 4, 2011

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