Barbara Hochberg Center for Jewish Student Life

Madison, WI

With more than 5,000 Jewish students, UW Hillel in Madison, Wisconsin has one of the largest and most active Hillel programs in the country. Incorporating over 30,000 square feet (plus an additional 10,000 square feet for parking below ground), the new facility provides much needed space for numerous Jewish student groups to gather. Comfortable lounges provide space for informal gatherings and a formal dining room for sit-down meals allow Hillel to enhance their kosher meal plan.

The new building also offers a well-equipped library with enhanced resources and book collections, electronic media and a seminar room for study and workshops. Other features of the facility include an attractive café, a fitness room and a 400-seat auditorium. This modern, state-of-the-art facility is LEED Gold Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Category /

Higher Education

Attributes /

New Construction
Sustainable Building

Architect /

Engberg Anderson

Awards /

2011 In Business Commercial Design Award
2010 IIDA Wisconsin, First Place - Education/Institutional
Daily Reporter Top Projects Award
In Business Decade Award