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WCU Bookstore

Western Carolina University Cullowhee, NC (renovation)

School type: four-year public Store type: institutionally owned Total enrollment: 9,000 Project completed: April 2011 Total store square footage: 19,000 Sales floor square footage: 8,100 Renovated area square footage: 10,000 Total project cost: $1,210,000 Architect: Galen May, university

architect, WCU General contractor: H&M

Constructors, Asheville, NC Interior designer: Galen May, university

architect, WCU Fixturing supplier: AWI Fixtures and


Interiors Inc., Shippensburg, PA

his renovation breathed new life into a 30-year-old facility that featured an ignored curved front wall, dark brick, and an interior that had never been repainted. New touches include accentuation of that neglected curve, abundant color, “clouded� ceilings, and a mixture of contemporary and historical styles. New technology and comfortable furniture abound on the sales floor, inviting students in to experience educational, recreational, and informational activities as they shop for supplies, books, and graduation regalia.


The College Store Magazine | NACS

Used by permission of The College Store magazine.

July | August 2011

July | August 2011

Used by permission of The College Store magazine.

NACS | The College Store Magazine


Western Carolina University Bookstore Remodel  

Bookstore Remodel