The new building will be constructed on the southeast corner of Main Street and Avenue W and is more than four times the size of the current student center.
Designed by Parkhill Smith & Cooper, the building will include a 7,000 square foot multi-purpose room with a stage and seating capacity of 400. Another 1,400 square feet of seminar, conference space and meeting rooms are included along with a 620 square foot commercial kitchen.
Other aspects of the John Saleh Catholic Student Center include offices, work areas, storage for staff and the various ministries, restrooms, media/study/reflection areas for students, patios, and three large vestibules.
A capital campaign entitled Raider Promise publicly kicked off on April 28, 2015 to raise $1.8 million for furnishings, security, audio/visual systems, and the outdoor amenities of a parking lot, landscaping, and irrigation.