Walking into the entrance of Union on Broadway, residents come face-to-face with a sleek reception desk located in front of a branded wooden partition. A brightly colored, hand-painted mural celebrating the flora and vibrant locale of Eugene, an open mail room, and a double height ceiling padded by acoustic panels welcome residents, instituting a light, calm, and approachable atmosphere.
Utilizing concrete, metals, and subdued, earthy finishes, Union on Broadway leverages intentionally elevated materials to establish a contemporary vibe focused on work and studying–there are study areas on every floor. Expansive windows provide scenic views and let in plenty of natural light, an essential feature for the dark Pacific Northwest winters. Wood tones, natural color palates, and simple yet unique hand-crafted lighting fixtures provide an aura of comfort and familiarity, while the multiple engaging community spaces - including one with a fireplace, TV, couches, and chairs, all framed by concrete support arches – elevate the typical student housing amenities to accommodate the different lifestyles and personalities of the diverse student population living under the same roof.
A modern community kitchen allows residents to come together and enjoy shared meals, staving off the college cliché of surviving solely on ramen. Hardwood floors refine and differentiate the space from the quieter academic areas. Green backsplash tiling and highlights throughout the kitchen area direct attention to the detailed craftsmanship of the space, while bar seating positioned under a wooden archway and hanging lights leaves room for tenants to connect and socialize over a snack or fresh meal.
Dedicated working areas overlook the Willamette River and the quiet courtyard below, fostering the sense of tranquility and reflection conducive to productive study habits. Additional private study rooms are cordoned off from common areas to allow for even greater focus during late-night pre-test cramming sessions. Stepping through one of the common rooms and out onto the rooftop lounge, patio amenities including a fitness area and pool on top of the south building, and a community lounge space with a fire pit and barbecue grill on the north, provide unrivaled views of Spencer Butte, downtown Eugene, and vivid Oregon sunsets, ensuring students have a chance to step away from the books and get some fresh air.
Union on Broadway’s sophisticated, modern approach to student housing design and mature amenities maximize the student experience. Courtyards and retail space on the ground floor expand that experience onto the busy Broadway Street and the surrounding neighborhoods, integrating students into the wider Eugene community. When combined, the design features and amenities housed in the specialized two-massed building evoke feelings of well-being and luxury, solidifying Union on Broadway as the ideal place for college students to call home as they take the next step on their journey into independence and adulthood.