Evangel desired to revitalize the student union space to make it more inviting, welcoming, and full of energy. They expected a space that students would want to gather, socialize, eat, and do homework. Paragon’s design incorporates the school’s branding and mission statement while creating a whole new experience in the space. The columns are painted and wrapped with vinyl inspiration. The entryway highlights student life and activities with printed and expertly illuminated acoustical work, which helps dampen excessive noises. Display cases are also themed with illuminated graphics. Paragon fabricated a large shield depicting part of the university’s logo to hang as a custom light feature against an existing skylight.
An illuminated “Barracks” sign anchors the coffee shop, and multiple custom aluminum ceiling clouds add to the space’s look and feel. Additionally, new digital signage units are installed on both floors of the building with a giant 98” screen in the sitting area downstairs in the Barracks.
Upstairs is an illuminated mascot etched into acrylic with VALOR graphics on the rail. The digital menus next to the cafeteria are housed in custom branded “shields.” Custom printed and illuminated acoustical work is also used to tame excessive noise. The upstairs lounge area includes a 1.9mm 13’ X 8’ ReveLux StoryGlass LED wall with a small modular stage designed for speakers, performers, karaoke nights, sporting events, and movie nights.